Georgia DOT Suspending Construction-related Lane Closures on Interstate Highways July 4th Weekend

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

To ease 4th of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstate Highways from noon on Friday, June 30 to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5. Lane closures will also be limited on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

“As people head to festivities like parades, barbecues and fireworks, we expect heavy traffic” said Georgia DOT State Construction Engineer John Hancock “By restricting lane closures, we hope drivers will encounter fewer delays and less stress.” Safety is always a primary concern. The Department reminds motorists that 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 route. Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected. Work zone safety is in your hands.

Georgia DOT urges drivers to Drive Alert Arrive Alive - to always buckle up, stay off the phone and focus on driving.