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Traffic Ahead: MoDOT Workers Take Off Thanksgiving

All MoDOT work to stop at noon on Wednesday.

Traffic Ahead: MoDOT Workers Take Off Thanksgiving

Traffic Troublemakers

A local Patch employee relates an airport horror: It took an hour to get through security in Terminal 2 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and everyone had two, three, four bags plus carry-ons and laptops along with several of hollering kiddos in every other aisle of the packed plane.

Another Patcher recalls a road trip back to college (Michigan State) after the long weekend, driving the Ford LTD wagon on two-lane roads. His brother was driving, the Patch guy was dozing in the shotgun seat, until he's awakened by the roar of the V-8 automatically downshifting to second, taking off like a rocket. The brother was passing, uphill, across a double-yellow. The adrenaline rush lasted a while.

The good word from MoDOT

To help people travel around Missouri this holiday weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation is restricting construction work on interstates and state highways. Work on all MoDOT construction projects that would impact travel lanes will stop at noon Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Traffic will still be restricted in areas where there are permanent barriers. Crews may continue to work on sections of roadway closed to the public (such as the Route 141 construction in St. Louis).

If required, crews will also close lanes where needed for emergency maintenance.

Work on construction projects will resume at 9 a.m. Monday.

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