NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 1 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.
AAA predicts record travel in Tennessee this year, with more than a million Tennesseans taking a trip and 92% of them driving.
“With so many people hitting the road we want to do all we can to ensure they reach their destinations safely and without necessary delays,” TDOT Commissioner Butch Eley said. “We are doing so by suspending lane closures during this busy holiday travel time.”
Motorists will still encounter some long-term lane closures on construction projects, a news release stated.
While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on-site in zones, and reduced speed limits in work zones will still be in effect.
Drivers convicted of speeding through work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250-$500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.
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