Memorial Day travelers will encounter road restrictions

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Memorial Day weekend means a boost in traffic on the roads.

Officials with the Ohio Department Of Transportation said there were more than 400 crashes in construction zones last year in the state.

Interstate 75 from Third St. to Main St. in Dayton is under construction due to the modernization of the interstate. Two lanes of traffic northbound, and three lanes southbound will be open to travelers this weekend.

ODOT is also alerting Memorial Day travelers about another major interstate where they may see delays.

Interstate 70 between Enon Road and U.S. 68 is under construction due to a lane addition project. Expect to see orange barrels with two lanes of traffic open both eastbound and westbound.

Drivers are encouraged to be mindful of their own driving behaviors as well as those of others.

A new survey from insurance company Safeco found that 85 percent of drivers believe other people drive aggressively, but only 36 percent think their own driving is aggressive.

As you head out this weekend, Safeco is encouraging drivers not to cut others off, tailgate, or use high beams towards oncoming traffic.

Officials with AAA say about eight in ten Americans will choose to travel by car.



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