(UNDATED) – AAA predicts an estimated 49.3 million travelers hitting the road this year for Thanksgiving, the most since 2005 and slightly higher than last year.
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) urges you to plan ahead and travel safely, especially as increased traffic is expected throughout the state. Increased travel times will be possible as you make your way to your destination. INDOT encourages motorists to allow extra time when traveling so you arrive safely and on time.
Beginning at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27, INDOT will lift most road restrictions and closures where possible. However, in some locations, it is not safe to do so. Visit indot.carsprogram.org to see where you can expect work zones and plan your route accordingly. Construction work will resume on Monday morning (Dec. 2).
- Pay attention: Put the phone down and don’t drive distracted. Don’t talk or text and keep your hands on the wheel.
- Slow down: Follow the posted speed limit, especially in work zones.
- Plan ahead: Allow extra time to reach your destination. Expect delays and plan your route ahead of time.
- Drive sober: Don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or other substances. Buzzed driving is drunk driving.
Motorists in Indiana can monitor road closures, road conditions, and traffic alerts any time via:
- Facebook: facebook.com/indianadepartmentoftransportation
- Twitter: @INDOT
- CARS 511: indot.carsprogram.org
- Mobile App: iTunes App Store and the Google Play store for Android