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Road construction relief slated for Fourth of July weekend

(AP Photo/Matt York, File)

PHOENIX — The freeways get extra busy around holidays, and planned construction doesn’t make things any easier.

For that reason, there is going to be road construction relief over the Fourth of July weekend, the Arizona Department of Transportation announced.

ADOT said they are not going to schedule any closures along Valley freeways or other state-maintained highways this weekend.

Drivers are urged to stay safe on the roadway by slowing down.

Arizona’s “Stay Alert — Stay Alive” highway safety recommendations include:

  • Check your vehicle, including the tire pressure
  • Get some rest before traveling — fatigue is a serious safety risk
  • Never drive while impaired — arrange for a designated driver in advance
  • Allow extra travel time and be prepared for unscheduled closures
  • Buckle up and obey speed limits
  • Avoid distractions — don’t text while driving
  • Pack extra supplies, including drinking water and snack foods
  • Avoid parking vehicles in areas with taller grasses or brush — that could spark a fire

To check on highway conditions before hitting the road, click here.

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