November 25th, 2019 – 4:45 PM
Georgia Department of Transportation Press Release –
To ease Thanksgiving traffic congestion statewide, Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes from 6 a.m. Wednesday, November 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 2. The statewide lane restrictions allow commuters work-zone free travel and reduced traffic congestion during the Thanksgiving holiday. Similar restrictions will be in place for Christmas and New Year’s.
Construction-related lane closure restrictions will be enacted from 6 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27 to 5:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
GDOT reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may still work in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any interstate or state route.
For up-to-date information about travel conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, call 511 or visit www.511ga.org before heading out. 511 is a free service that provides real-time statewide information on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, including traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers can also transfer to operators to request HERO assistance in metro Atlanta or CHAMP service on highways in other regions of the state.
You know that construction work zones are dangerous, but do you know that they are not always stationary? Moving work zones that conduct maintenance activities like litter pickup, asphalt repair, edge pavement repair, pavement marking and sweeping may move slowly and stop intermittently. Treat moving work zones like any other – Pay attention – Slow Down – Watch for Workers. And Always, expect the unexpected. Work zone safety is in your hands.