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Freeways open for major holiday weekends

GEORGIA – With the stresses of the holiday season and the increased traffic, Georgia Department of Transportation aims to ease congestion and associated driving anxieties with suspension of construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, heavily traveled state routes and roadways near major shopping centers, malls, shopping districts and tourist locations.
Lane closure restrictions are as follows:

  • Christmas - no lane closures from 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26
  • New Year’s – no lane closures from 5 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2

The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may still work in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any interstate or state route.