(KFVS) - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced recently that non-emergency road work will be suspended where possible to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow.
IDOT also provided advance notice of lane closures that will be in place for the holiday weekend to aid motorists' travel plans and boost safety.
"Driving zero roadway fatalities to reality is IDOT's overall goal. During the Thanksgiving holiday, we will again suspend all non-emergency road work on state roadways, where possible, to improve traffic flow and to kick-start the heavily traveled weekend," said Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider. "To reduce potential roadway congestion and improve safety, we are also providing a list of lane closures on our website, with a breakdown by county, to help motorists plan their trips.