To ease Thanksgiving traffic congestion statewide, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced the suspension of construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes. The closures will be from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Monday. The statewide lane restrictions help to reduce traffic congestion during the Thanksgiving holiday. Similar suspensions will be in place for Christmas and New Year’s.
While GDOT will suspend the road closures, the department reminds travelers to exercise caution. Crews may still work near 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 on any 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. The data includes 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 state regions.