Planning a trip for Labor Day? With summer traveling and football season finally kicking off, you may see some increased traffic this weekend. Keep reading for handy trips to make sure your Labor Day trip is safe!
Hop in for our driving tips
You may have noticed Rebuild Alabama signs on different roads throughout the state. Don’t worry—there isn’t going to be a lot of road work to plan around this weekend.
For safety reasons, the Alabama Department of Transportation will have no lane closures on the interstates. In fact, you will barely see any construction workers starting on noon Friday, September 3, through Monday, September 6.
3 major tips from ALDOT
- Wear your seat belt. Click it or ticket!
- Slow down and pay attention. Speeding makes it harder to stop quickly.
- Don’t tailgate. It’s tempting when people are slow, but keeping a safe distance makes for the safest travels.
Check out the ALGO Traffic report to stay updated on road closures and wrecks on Alabama roads.
Plan on flying?
Flying out of Birmingham? The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has a few tips and reminders for travelers.
- Pack smart. It can be a pain to get checked by security, so make sure you know what you’re allowed to carry. For more info, check out the TSA guidelines.
- Plan ahead. Masks must be worn in the airport and on the plane. So, be prepared and bring extra.
- Arrive early. No one wants to miss a flight. So, the Birmingham airport suggests arriving 90 minutes early.
Most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy your Labor Day weekend. Stay safe, Alabama.