Arkansas drivers reminded to use

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is reminding drivers to “know before you go” and visit before traveling for the New Year's holiday season.Extensive highway improvements continue throughout the state, and with those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, ArDOT has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible, but travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts more than 107.3 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home. This holiday season is expected to have the highest year-end travel volume on record with a 3.1-percent increase compared to last year. The holiday travel period continues through Tuesday.

To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on interstate highways, ArDOT has an Alternate Routes feature on It displays linkages between the interstate corridors and secondary routes motorists may consider when travel is delayed.

ArDOT can also be followed on Twitter @myARDOT.

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