RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY -

The N.C. Department of Transportation says most construction projects along state and U.S. routes will be suspended for the Labor Day weekend.

A statement from the department said the projects will be suspended from 4 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

However, work will be ongoing for nine projects across the state, including the Fortify project involving Interstate 440 in Raleigh. The department also says I-40 West in Canton in Haywood County is reduced to two lanes between mile markers 37 and 34 for median work;

Also, N.C. 94 in Fairfield in Hyde County is reduced to one lane for a culvert replacement project on the Lake Mattamuskeet causeway.