Click before leaving town; eastbound travel details to the nearest beach
BATON ROUGE - About 41.9 million Americans will head out of town for the extended 4th of July weekend that, for many, begins Friday.
"Independence Day is typically the busiest summer travel holiday, because families can take extended vacations without worrying about rushing their kids back for school," Brent Stahlheber, a vice president at AAA, said.
For many in Louisiana, it means a trip East to the beaches of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
Here is a look at what the Interstate holds outside the area:
Click HERE for live traffic cameras and road reports. The state reported no road construction on its traffic monitoring website Thursday night.
Click HERE for live traffic cameras and road reports. There are numerous construction projects along I-10, the state reported on its traffic website Thursday night. Among the projects, is a rehab of the welcome center near the Mississippi State line. The project, which is not expected to be finished until spring, has closed the facility. The state alerted drivers to possible lane closures in the area because of the work crews. There is also construction through the Mobile area, where crews are doing road repairs through the city. The state warns of lane closures west of the city to the tunnel. Construction could also cause lane closures and delays east of Mobile Bay for a few miles.
There was no major construction reported along I-10 through popular weekend beach areas of Florida. Click HERE to see Florida traffic cameras.
There is ongoing construction in Slidell, which has trapped drivers in gridlock during off driving periods along I-12 and I-10 near the state line with Mississippi. Visit the WBRZ traffic page for local traffic information.
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