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Arizona freeways will be clear of construction closures for New Year’s

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PHOENIX — The end of the year is looking good for drivers on Arizona freeways: There won’t be any construction closures scheduled on the highways heading into New Year’s weekend.

The Arizona Department of Transportation kept the freeways clear of workers for Christmas weekend, as well, not scheduling “any full closures for construction or maintenance work” on state highways between Dec. 22 and Jan. 2.

This will “limit traffic restrictions and promote safety” on state highways over the holidays, the department said.

However, the department said existing work-zone restrictions would remain in place.

The transportation department isn’t the only group interested in driver safety over the holiday weekend.

Triple A Arizona will once again offer its Tipsy Tow to drivers who should not get behind the wheel after imbibing.

The motor club will take a caller and his or her vehicle home for free, if it’s within 10 miles of pickup. Anything over 10 miles and the standard towing rates will be applied.

Spokeswoman Michelle Donati said the service starts Sunday (New Year’s Eve) at 6 p.m. and will last until 6 a.m. Monday.

“We’re not going to take you another party or to another bar,” Donati said.

“But we will take you home or to a hotel if you’re a guest there.”

Call 1-800-TRIPLE-A-HELP to get a tow.

KTAR News’ Griselda Zetino contributed to this report.

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