Drivers should be prepared for heavier traffic, possible monsoon storms and unscheduled incidents along state highways over Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 3-6), especially during peak travel times on Friday and Monday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
To help promote improved travel conditions, ADOT and its contractors will not schedule any closures for construction or maintenance along Phoenix-area freeways and other state highways over the extended holiday weekend. No closures are scheduled from Friday afternoon through late Monday night, Sept. 6.
ADOT encourages drivers to allow extra time and be prepared for unscheduled highway closures due to crashes, disabled vehicles or other incidents such as wildfires or storm damage.
Drivers should prepare ahead of time for possible stormy weather conditions and pay attention when behind the wheel. Do not drive into flooded washes or other low-lying roadways with standing water. Debris on roadways is possible during and after storms, especially in areas where wildfires have occurred.
Motorists also should pack extra drinking water and other supplies in case of an unscheduled closure.