The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling this Independence Day holiday weekend.

Extensive highway improvements continue through 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. Still, travelers will likely face construction zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that more than 47 million Americans, nearly 5% more than last year, will travel more than 50 miles from home. The Independence Day holiday period is defined as Tuesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 8.

To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on Interstates, ARDOT has an Alternate Routes feature on IDriveArkansas.com. It displays links between the Interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed. You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.

Motorists are encouraged to look at IDriveArkansas.com to find closures on Arkansas’ Primary Highway Network during the holiday weekend.