ALDOT Limits Construction During Holidays

ALDOT Limits Construction During Holidays

By Southern Torch Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will have no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates from Thursday, December 24 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, December 27 at 11:59 p.m. For the New Year's holiday, there will be no temporary lane closures from Thursday, December 31 at noon until Sunday, January 3 at 11:59 p.m.

ALDOT is limiting roadwork and lane closures for the safety of the traveling public, road construction workers, and maintenance workers.

The National Weather Service forecasts rain and temperatures to go down to near freezing for some parts of Alabama on Wednesday, December 23. Drivers should use caution as the potential exists for some slick spots due to the freezing of any residual water on roadways, especially bridges and overpasses.

Alabama Rest Areas and Welcome Centers are open to the public. ALDOT asks travelers to practice social distancing and follow public health guidelines set by state and local agencies.

"Traffic volumes during the holidays are expected to be lower than last year's volumes as more people stay home to protect themselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Allison Green, Drive Safe Alabama coordinator with the Alabama Department of Transportation. "However, the consequences of risky driving behaviors remain for those on the roads."

Motorists planning their holiday travel route can find Alabama traffic and road condition information at or by downloading the ALGO Traffic app.

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