The traveling public is demanding increased mobility, while displaying less tolerance for delays, increased travel times, and inconvenience because of congestion. This is forcing designers to become more creative with maintenance of traffic (MOT) during construction. This presentation will highlight some innovative strategies to add to the MOT toolbox, including freeway re-alignment, use of interchange ramps to divert traffic, and even new interchange configurations. These examples will be highlighted through several case study examples. This presentation will also identify best practices other states are implementing, such as Smart Work Zones, Use of ITS, and Zipper Merges, as they strive for safer and more efficient work zones.