The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling this Christmas and New Year holiday weekend.
Extensive highway improvements continue in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that more than 103 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home. This is a 1.5% increase over travelers at this time last year. The end of the year holiday travel period is defined as Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2. Driving remains the most popular mode of travel for the holidays (93.6 million people).
To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on Interstates, AHTD has an Alternate Routes feature on IDriveArkansas.com. It displays linkages between the Interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed. We also provide updated information on Twitter. Follow us @AHTD.