Road construction projects could have less of an impact on your drive for July 4

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state will temporarily halt work on highway construction projects to ease traffic associated with the July 4 holiday.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the move on Tuesday. The work suspensions will run through Wednesday and Thursday, with work resuming on Friday.

The work stoppage means construction-related lane closures will be temporarily eliminated on highways and bridges, reducing the risk of traffic bottlenecks during the busy holiday.

The suspension won't apply to emergency repairs, or some ongoing construction taking place behind concrete barriers.

AAA reports that a record-breaking 46.9 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the holiday.

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