On Thursday, June 29, the Governor announced temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects across New York State from 6 a.m. Saturday, July 1 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 5.

Hochul said the decision will ease congestion for July 4th weekend trips.

“We want to make sure people get where they want to go with minimal delay,” she said in a statement.

“I encourage everyone who travels over the holiday weekend to plan ahead, drive responsibly, and have a safe and happy Independence Day.”

The suspension is in line with the state’s Drivers First Initiative, which seeks to prioritize driver mobility by minimizing construction-related delays.

with a new report With AAA predicting a record-setting Fourth of July travel weekend, pausing roadworks could help New Yorkers get where they want to go faster.

Additionally, the Governor reminded citizens of the Give Way Act, which requires motorists to slow down and yield to emergency vehicles, construction vehicles parked on the side of the road, and more.

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