Georgia DOT to suspend lane closures Fourth of July weekend

June 24, 20211min2500
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ATLANTA—To help ease congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will suspend construction-related closures on interstate highways starting Friday, July 2. Additionally, Georgia DOT will limit lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

The holiday schedule will be in place from noon Friday, July 2, through Tuesday, July 6, 10 p.m.

“This particular holiday weekend is considered to be one of Georgia’s heaviest travel times,” said Georgia DOT State Construction Engineer John D. Hancock. “By restricting lane closures, we hope drivers heading to holiday festivities or vacation destinations will encounter fewer delays and less stress.”

While lane closures will be suspended, Georgia DOT encourages motorists to exercise caution as crews may still be working in close proximity to highways, and safety concerns may require some long-term closures to remain in place. In addition, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related closures could become necessary at

any time on any route.

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