NO CONSTRUCTION CLOSURES ON STATE HIGHWAYS FOR THANKSGIVING
the Arizona Department of Transportation is working to ease the travel stress for drivers who taking to the highway over Thanksgiving weekend. ADOT and its contractors will not schedule any full construction or maintenance closures on state highways, including Phoenix-area freeways, from November 22nd to November 27th to help limit impacts on holiday travel.
Drivers should prepare for their trips ahead of time and “expect the unexpected” while focusing on safe driving, and being patient and alert when on the road. You should get adequate rest, always buckle up, obey speed limits, and never drive while impaired.
Sixteen people were killed last year in a total of 16 fatal crashes on all Arizona roads over the Thanksgiving weekend. Four of those fatalities occurred in crashes listed as alcohol-related.