No state roadwork planned over Memorial Day weekend

Thursday, May 21, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — While traffic this Memorial Day weekend might not be as heavy as in previous years due to the coronavirus pandemic, Missourians are still expected to be on the move.

As is customary, the Missouri Department of Transportation will stop work in most routine work zones at noon Friday and will resume at 6 a.m. Tuesday. 

“Our practice is to get out of the way of the traveling public during holiday weekends to help ensure safe travels for all,” said MoDOT’s Chief Engineer Ed Hassinger. “But we need motorists to do their part, too, and that means buckling up and putting the phone down.”

While most work zones will not be active over the Memorial Day weekend, it may be necessary for some lane closures to remain in place.

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