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DOT, Highway Patrol Warn Holiday Drivers of Lane Closings, Checkpoints

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RALEIGH — State troopers say they will ll be out in force Labor Day weekend.

The

Highway Patrol

is targeting several key corridors across the state that have been the scene of big Labor day accidents over the past five years.

Those areas includeInterstate 40 in Durham and Orange County, and Interstate 440 in Wake County.

The Highway Patrol will also have Click It or Ticket seat belt check points set up in various areas.

The

state Department of Transportation

is warning drivers of a few road closings during the weekend.

In Wilson County, there will be a detour on U.S. 264 from the264/264A split near Wilson to the interchange.

Westbound Interstate 40 in Pender and New Hanover counties willbe periodically reduced to one lane from mile markers 389 to 420 onFriday, but all lanes will be open the rest of the weekend. I-40will also be down to one lane in each direction in Burke andMcDowell counties from mile marker 90 to 94.

In Forsyth County, I-40/U.S. 421 will be one lane in eachdirection from Silas Creek Parkway to Stratford Road.

Interstate 85 in Granville County is down to one lane in bothdirections from mile marker 186 to 208.

Also, both directions of Interstate 26 in Polk County will bedown to one lane from mile marker 38 to 40.

AAA estimates 30 million people will hit the highways this Labor Day weekend.

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