by Brande Poulnot (Editor)
Good travel news for those looking to hit the road during the upcoming Labor Day holiday:
The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced all scheduled and ongoing construction and maintenance lane closures in northeast Georgia will be suspended for the long weekend, beginning at noon on Friday, Aug. 30, and extending to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, according to the press release.
“No lane closures will be scheduled over the holiday weekend. The only exception would be for emergency maintenance work in the case of traffic accidents, and other unpredictable types of transportation incidents. We understand that a lot of people are hitting the road for the Labor Day holiday and we would like to make it a little easier,” said Bayne Smith, district engineer serving northeast Georgia, in the release.
Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this maintenance operation or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.
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