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Construction Suspended for Holiday Travel

Construction Suspended for Holiday Travel

Traffic & Roads
Photo by: suwichan / Adobe Stock RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) –The N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend most construction activity on major highways to make travel easier during the upcoming holiday season. Most work along interstates, U.S. and key state routes will be suspended starting Friday morning and will resume Jan. 2, 2024. Exceptions include bridges being replaced, long term lane construction that cannot be temporarily removed and highway work that does not impact travel.  One such spot is Interstate 40 in Haywood County, where lane closures will stay in place for safety reasons. Before you hit the road, be sure to visit DriveNC.gov for the most up-to-date information.AAA forecasts 3.5 million North Carolinians will travel by automobile this holiday season. These sa...
“Booze It & Lose It” Holiday Enforcement Campaign Started Yesterday

“Booze It & Lose It” Holiday Enforcement Campaign Started Yesterday

Traffic & Roads
Law enforcement officers are increasing patrols to crack down on impaired driving, as part of the "Booze It & Lose It" holiday enforcement effort. So far this year, 432 people have been killed in North Carolina in impaired driving crashes. (Photo provided by NC DOT) RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) – Law enforcement officers are stepping up patrols as part of the statewide “Booze It & Lose It” holiday enforcement effort that starts today and concludes Jan. 2. “If you’re out celebrating this holiday season, make sure you have a sober ride home,” said Mark Ezzell, director of the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, or NCGHSP. “If you drive under the influence, you have a lot to lose. Not only could you kill yourself or someone else, but you could face thousands of dollars in co...
Holiday & Christmas Events in Randolph County

Holiday & Christmas Events in Randolph County

Events
Here is a list of the Christmas and Holiday events we have on our calendar for this year. Know of an event we missed? Let us know by either sending us a message or submitting it to our calendar. Parades & Festivals Randleman Christmas Parade December 1 @ 7:00 PM | Downtown Randleman View Event Details Asheboro Christmas Parade December 2 @ 7:00 PM | Downtown Asheboro View Event Details Christmas on Main St December 3 @ 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM | Downtown Ramseur View Event Details Liberty Chamber Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Festival December 3 @ 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Downtown Liberty (Depot St) View Event Details Archdale Christmas Parade December 4 @ 3:00 PM | Downtown Archdale View Ev...
DOT Announces ‘Operation Firecracker’ Ahead of Holiday Travel

DOT Announces ‘Operation Firecracker’ Ahead of Holiday Travel

Traffic & Roads
Car and trucks in Traffic jam on highway in rush hour (bignai/Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - Today marks the start of one of the busiest holiday travel seasons of the year. AAA says they predict around 47.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend from June 30th to July 4th. That number is up 3.7% over 2021, bringing the number of travelers just shy of the numbers in 2019, prior to most COVID-19 Stay at Home orders. In preparation for the increase in holiday travel, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program has started its annual Fourth of July Booze It & Lose It campaign, this year known as 'Operation Firecracker'. Troopers with the State Highway Patrol will have an increased its presence across North Carolina to stop or discourage unsa...