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Traffic considerations for the July Fourth holiday

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The upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend will come with some changes in the region's traffic patterns. The Indiana Toll Road announced the removal of lane restrictions to help ease holiday traffic. INDOT has also directed contractors to pull back barrels and barricades, but Indiana State Police will continue to enforce construction zone safety.

As of Tuesday, July 2, the Toll Road removed lane restrictions and traffic is maintained to at least two lanes in each direction.

Current construction projects will resume in the early morning hours of Monday, July 8.

Indiana State Police will be using special unmarked pickup trucks in a visible construction zone enforcement effort to maximize safety and mobility.
 
Motorists are urged to comply with reduced speed limits, keep a safe distance from other vehicles and avoid driving aggressively. Motorists that fail to do so may meet one of the troopers driving the special pickup truck police vehicles.

Please remember these safe driving tips:
  • Make sure you are well rested before traveling. 
  • Avoid tailgating. Remember the two-second rule.
  • Obey posted speed limits, and always use turn signals when turning and making lane changes.
  • Make sure everyone is properly buckled up.
  • Never drink and drive. If you are going to consume alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver.
Motorists can learn about traffic conditions, road closures, construction information, and crashes by going to www.TrafficWise.in.gov or calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623).
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