ITD encourages safe travel on Memorial Day weekend
Record numbers of Americans will travel this Memorial Day holiday despite high gas prices, according to the AAA. In Idaho alone, an estimated 145,410 people (up about 2,400 from last year) will travel more than 50 miles by car. Projections are based on a national telephone survey of 1,300 Americans.
To help ease the way for motorists, ITD is suspending most work on highway construction projects throughout the state during the holiday weekend. More than 40 projects are under way throughout Idaho. Traffic impacts already in place, such as lane restrictions, detours and reduced speed limits, may continue during the holiday weekend.
To improve your own safety during holiday travel, follow these tips: