SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Illinois and Missouri have suspended non-emergency roadwork to help keep traffic moving over the July Fourth holiday weekend, the most heavily traveled summer holiday.
Both states’ transportation agencies say the halt to construction began Wednesday afternoon and will continue through Sunday.
Thousands of motorists are expected to travel on roadways in both states during the holiday period.
Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider says the construction freeze will also improve safety.
Both states are reminding drivers that work zone speed limits remain in effect even when workers are not present.