I don't know about you but with the long holiday weekend fast approaching it can really be a pain when you caught up in road construction. Not only does it cause delays but it can be very stressful depending on what type of construction is going on and how bad the work zones are.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling this Memorial Day holiday weekend.

According to a press release, extensive highway improvements continue through the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, ARDOT has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that more than 41.5 million Americans, nearly 5% more than last year, will travel more than 50 miles from home.

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.