The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling this Labor Day 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.
Although the American Automobile Association (AAA) counts Labor Day as the least-traveled holiday period of the year, low gas prices, college football home games, and the many end-of-summer activities to be found in Arkansas – combined with a long weekend – will still produce significant traffic throughout the Natural State.
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.