State limiting roadwork, closed lanes during Christmas holiday

Published 11:07 am Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Alabama Department of Transportation said it will limit roadwork and stop temporary lane closures over the Christmas holiday.

No lane shutdowns are planned from Christmas Eve through Dec. 27 and against from New Year’s Eve until Jan. 3, the agency said in a statement.

With health officials urging people to limit holiday travel to avoid spreading the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, officials expect to see a difference in travel patterns.

“Traffic volumes during the holidays are expected to be lower than last year’s volumes as more people stay home to protect themselves and others during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Allison Green, who coordinates a safety program with the department, said in a statement.

Rest areas and welcome centers will remain open to motorists during the period.