GDOT suspends construction-related lane closures for Thanksgiving holiday
ATLANTA - Those hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday will have one less thing to worry about.
The Georgia Department of Transportation says it is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes.
Construction on heavily traveled Georgia roadways will last from 6 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday Nov. 30.
“In order to provide a safer and less congested roadway, we are limiting construction-related lane closures,” said Georgia DOT State Construction Engineer John D. Hancock. “Although traffic volumes were down earlier this year due to COVID-19, unfortunately, fatalities on our roadways have been up. I urge drivers to watch your speed, put down your cell phones, be alert and make sure you and your passengers buckle-up. Let’s make this a happy Thanksgiving for all.”
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While the road closures will be suspended, the department reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may still work near highways, and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. In addition, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route.
Similar restrictions will be in place for Christmas and New Year’s.
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