The Arkansas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling over the Thanksgiving weekend.


The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26.


Travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume. Extensive highway improvements continue in the state and ARDOT is working to open as many lanes as possible.


The American Automobile Association predicts that more than 50.9 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home. That is 1.6 million more travelers than last year and 45.5 million are likely to make a road trip of it.


To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on Interstates, ARDOT has an Alternate Routes feature on IDriveArkansas.com. It displays linkages between the Interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed. You can also follow the department @myARDOT.