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Contact: John Dourgarian
RELEASE: December 22, 1999


NJDOT suspends construction for Christmas Holiday


Transportation Commissioner James Weinstein today announced that NJDOT will suspend construction activities that impact traffic for the Christmas Holiday.

"We’re going to do everything we can to help motorists get to their destinations safely and with minimal disruption," the Commissioner said. "Beginning at noon this Thursday, December 23, all construction work that affects travel lanes on our highways will be suspended through the morning rush hour on Monday, December 27. Lane closures will only be permitted for emergency reasons."

"Motorists with disabled vehicles should pull completely off the roadway and stay with their vehicle until police or DOT Emergency Service Patrols personnel arrive," Commissioner Weinstein said. "Before leaving home, drivers should inspect their vehicle for basic items like gas, water and oil, and also ensure that the spare tire is properly inflated."

The NJDOT also advises motorists of the following safety tips when traveling:

-- Allow enough time to get to your destination.

-- Always wear your seatbelts.

-- Take frequent breaks or rotate drivers during extended drives.

-- Drive according to what the conditions dictate and maintain a safe distance between vehicles.

--Observe the posted speed limits.

-- Use turn signals.

-- On interstate and freeways, drive in the right lane and pass in the left lane.

 
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