The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes for the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend. The suspension will begin at noon on Wednesday, July 3, and continue until 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. During this period, construction-related lane closures will be on hold to facilitate smoother travel.

However, Georgia DOT urges drivers to remain cautious, as crews may still work near highways, and some long-term lane closures may still be in place due to safety concerns. Additionally, lane closures for incident management or emergency maintenance may occur on any route.

To avoid delays, Georgia DOT encourages motorists to plan their trips, especially in areas expected to experience heavy traffic, such as metro Atlanta interstates and major interstates outside the city.

Historical travel patterns predict typical traffic flow on metro Atlanta interstates leading into the holiday weekend from:

• Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 3, with moderate congestion expected from 3 to 7 p.m. daily.
• Light to regular traffic is anticipated on the July 4th holiday.
• Post-holiday heavy traffic is expected on Friday, July 5, and Sunday, July 7, particularly between 12 and 8 p.m.
• Moderate post-holiday congestion is anticipated on Saturday, July 6, during the afternoon.

For up-to-date information about travel conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, call 511 or visit 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.