Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that he was suspending all construction and paving on state roads and highways over the Labor Day weekend.

“Even though we’re moving full speed ahead to transform our state’s transportation system, Connecticut holiday travelers should not have to worry about additional delays because of roadwork this weekend,” Malloy said in a press release.

The suspension will start at 6 a.m. Friday and end at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Transportation Department is on pace to resurface 340 miles of two-lane state roadway this construction season, with about 160 miles completed so far. Construction season typically runs from April 1 through November 30 each year.