Lane closures to be suspended over holiday weekend

AAA officials on Wednesday projected a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from their homes for Independence Day. (May 2017 file photo/The Associated Press)

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced construction-related lane closures will be suspended during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

To ease holiday traffic congestion, interstate lane closures will be suspended from noon Friday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 5. Closures will also be limited on state routes that serve major tourist areas.

The department is reminding drivers that work may continue over the holiday and that some long-term lane closures may remain in place for safety reasons.

AAA projects 37.5 million Americans will drive to their holiday destinations, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year.

For help on Georgia roads, motorists can call 511 for HERO assistance in the Atlanta area or CHAMP service on highways in other regions of Georgia, including Augusta. More information is available at www.511ga.org.

 

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