Connecticut State Troopers are preparing for this year’s long weekend filled with Fourth of July celebrations. Troopers are stepping up patrols as thousands of drivers will be traveling the roads and highways across the state.
With July 4th falling on a Thursday, this will likely translate into a four-day weekend for many as they go on beach outings, attend cookouts and enjoy fireworks. Troopers expect traffic to increase accordingly by the evening of Wednesday, July 3rd, and continuing through the evening of Sunday, July 7. State Troopers will also be on the state roads, ensuring safe driving, conducting DUI roving patrols and spot checks over the holiday weekend (see attached roving patrols and checkpoints).