No metro Phoenix freeway restrictions scheduled for Memorial Day weekend
PHOENIX — There will be no closures or restrictions on metro Phoenix freeways during Memorial Day weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Drivers will get a break from construction, but heavy traffic is still expected on Interstate 17 heading north at the start of the weekend and south as the weekend comes to a close.
ADOT said drivers still need to buckle up and be mindful of their speed, especially in work zones where construction is in progress.
The agency also recommended drivers check tire pressure and pack extra supplies, including water and snacks, before traveling this weekend.
ICYMI: ADOT will not schedule any full highway closures for construction or maintenance work over the Memorial Day weekend (May 22-25). MORE: https://t.co/8zQTHs8h4t pic.twitter.com/lV3xN5OA1S
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) May 21, 2020
ADOT also advises for drivers to not park in areas with grasses or bush in order to avoid starting a fire.
ADOT provides real-time highway conditions online, on Twitter or over the phone at 511.
Drivers can also get alerts and alternate route notifications via ADOT’s mobile app.
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