Louisiana DOT Issues Labor Day Travel Advisory

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana on Labor Day holiday weekend (Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2). DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra caution when traveling on the roadways during the upcoming holiday …

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4.2 Percent More Americans Plan on Traveling This Labor Day

4.2 Percent More Americans Plan on Traveling This Labor Day

AAA Travel projects 34.1 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, a 4.2 percent increase from the 32.7 million people who traveled last year. Eighty-five percent of travelers (29.2 million) will travel by automobile, an increase of 4.3 percent  from 28 million last year. The largest share of travelers (46 percent) will depart on Friday, August 30. Monday, September  2, is the most popular date of return for holiday trips with 43 percent planning to return that day.

Several online travel tools can make your Labor Day Weekend trip easier, safer and more enjoyable. Websites exclusively devoted to highway travel include, I-4, I-5, I-10, I-75 and I-95 Exit Information Guides.

Night Lane Closures in Florida in Southern Pasco

WESLEY CHAPEL — The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting that one lane may be closed on northbound and southbound I-75 from State Road 56 (Exit 275) to north of County Road 54 (Exit 279) from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Friday (August 23) night, Sunday through Wednesday (August 25 – 28) nights, and from 9:00 p.m. Thursday (August 29) to 12:01 a.m. Friday (August 30).