ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Motorists on New York state highways may notice smoother travel this holiday season thanks to the lack of construction-related lane closures.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that all non-essential lane closures will be suspended beginning Friday and running through Tuesday, and then again in the days leading up to the New Year's holiday.
He says the idea is to make holiday travel as painless as possible for the many Americans taking to the roads to visit family and friends. The final two weeks of December are regularly one of the busiest travel periods of the year both in New York and across the nation.
Cuomo also is reminding New Yorkers to celebrate responsibly and drive safely.
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