Governor Andrew Cuomo is suspending road and bridge construction projects on New York highways throughout the Memorial Day weekend to help ease traffic congestion.

All non-essential projects will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Cuomo is urging drivers to use the 64 text stops located statewide for making phone calls and texts to avoid distracted driving.

The Governor is also reminding motorists to abide by New York's Move Over Law.

"As New Yorkers set out to enjoy Memorial Day weekend, we will be suspending all nonessential state roadway construction projects so travelers can get to their destinations as quickly and safely as possible," Cuomo said. "As always, I encourage drivers to remember to move over for roadside emergency and maintenance vehicles and to utilize text stops to avoid distracted driving, especially during this busy travel weekend."