As of 5 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, the Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend many construction-related lane closures for the Christmas holiday.
Construction will be put on hold for the most heavily-traveled interstate highways and state routes near major shopping areas and tourist locations. For Christmas, the suspensions extend through 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. GDOT said the same restrictions will be in place for the New Year’s holiday from 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2. These statewide lane restrictions allow reduced traffic congestion during the holidays.
While construction-related lane closures will be suspended, the agency reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may still work near highways, and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. In addition, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route.