Georgia DOT suspends lane closures in northwest Georgia for Memorial Day weekend
Friday, May 25, 2018- 11:44 a.m.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction work across northwest Georgia – suspending construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state system highways to ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion. Beginning at noon on Friday, May 25 and extending to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018, there essentially will be no construction-related scheduled lane closures on any Georgia interstate highway or primary state route that directly serves Georgia’s major tourist and recreation centers.
“We hope this suspension of major construction work will allow motorists to get to and from their holiday destinations with less congestion and less aggravation,” said DeWayne Comer, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville. “We understand that a lot of people are hitting the road for Memorial Day, the first holiday of the summer travel season, and we would like to make it a little easier for them to go through northwest Georgia”.
The Department notes that some work may continue on lesser-traveled state and local system roads and that incident or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any route.