CATERSVILLE, Ga. – Shoppers in Northwest Georgia will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state’s suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.

 The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures within five miles of a shopping mall or major shopping district on all interstates and major state routes in Northwest Georgia beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, August 9 through 10 p.m. Saturday, August 10.

 “The sales tax holiday is an opportunity for Georgians to save a little money during these challenging economic times,” said Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden. “The Department is glad to offer some relief from lane closures as families prepare for school.”

 During the annual “back to school” sales tax holiday, Georgia shoppers will have the opportunity to purchase certain clothing items, computers and computer accessories tax-free. More information concerning the 2013 Sales Tax Holiday and tax exempt items can be found on the Georgia Department of Revenue’s website under Sales Tax at: