RALEIGH, N.C. -- Officials are suspending most road construction in North Carolina to ease travel delays and make driving conditions easier during the Easter weekend.
The state Department of Transportation said most construction projects along interstates, N.C. and U.S. routes will be suspended beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday until 9 a.m. on Monday, April 5.
The only exceptions will be on westbound Interstate 40 in Wake County and U.S. 17 in Bertie County, where motorists are encouraged to use the U.S. 17 Bypass around Windsor to avoid possible delays.
I-40 remains closed in western North Carolina near the Tennessee state line due to a rockslide that occurred last October. A detour around the rockslide adds 53 miles to the trip, and other alternate
routes are available to passenger vehicles.
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