TDOT To Halt Lane Closures For Holiday

Posted at 12:57 PM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 13:57:12-05

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has announced it will halt all lane closures during the busy Thanksgiving holiday.

According to AAA, more than 46 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from their home, most of which will head out on the road.  

An estimated 1,025,217 people were expected to travel through Tennessee by car.

TDOT hopes to reduce congestion by halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways throughout the holiday weekend.

“Halting road work during this busy time will provide maximum capacity on our roadways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and Sunday,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.

Beginning at noon Wednesday, all construction related lane closures will be stopped through 6 a.m. Monday.

Despite the closures, workers may be on site in some construction zones. Motorists were reminded to drive safely and obey speeds, especially in those work zones.