MoDOT will suspend work zone operations during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

According to a press release from MoDOT, most routine work zones will stop at 12:00 p.m. on Friday May 25 and will resume at 9:00 a.m. on May 29.

While most work zones will not be active over the Memorial Day weekend, it may be necessary for some lane closures to remain in place, according to MoDOT.

MoDOT has developed a list of "significant" work zones across the state. Many of the work zones may cause congestion and traffic delays, especially during the peak travel times of rush hour traffic.

Motorists are urged to plan ahead, pay attention to warning signs, wear seat belts, put phones down, obey the speed limit, and don’t drink and drive.

MoDOT says during the 2017 Memorial Day holiday weekend, nine people died and 496 were injured in 1,122 traffic crashes.

Information and maps on work zones across the state are available at modot.org.

Ryan Skaith