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ALDOT makes adjustments for Independence Day travel period

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As the Independence Day holiday draws closer, The Alabama Department of Transportation is urging motorists to drive safely during the busy holiday period.

As added precaution during the heavily traveled holiday, ALDOT announces there will be no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after 1 p.m. Thursday, July 3, through midnight, Sunday, July 6.

Roadwork will be limited during this travel period for the safety of the traveling public, construction workers and maintenance crews. Emergency lane closures may be possible dependant on specific circumstances on interstates and other roadways. Motorists are urged to obey posted work zone signs and speed limits.

On July 3, each of the states patrol posts will step up enforcement's in those areas known to cause crashes. During the officials holiday period, from 12:01 a.m. July 4 to midnight July 6, troopers will be present to enforce traffic laws and be available to assist motorists.

There will be LIDAR details, driver license checkpoints and roving patrols concentrating on enforcing seat belt/child restraint laws and motorists who are impaired, following too closely and speeding.  

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