Friday, Sept. 2, 2005
GDOT suspends lane closures for Labor Day weekend
With weekend construction at an all-time high, motorists will welcome a reprieve this weekend.
Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Harold Linnenkohl announced Wednesday that all scheduled and ongoing statewide construction-related lane closures have been suspended from this morning until Tuesday at 5 a.m.
We want to make sure there is little to no inconvenience on our roadways and the highways are able to carry their full capacity for the weekend and Labor Day travelers, Linnenkohl said.
This lane closure suspension includes all projects on I-285, I-20, I-85 and Ga. 400 in the metro area. The only exception would be for emergency maintenance work in the case of traffic accidents and other unpredictable types of transportation incidents.
Since we will not have lane closures and we anticipate a more free-flowing interstate system, I implore motorists to be safe, slow down and pay attention when driving, Linnenkohl added.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.georgia-navigator.com for road conditions. Motorists may also sign up for MyNaviGAtor, to receive customized route information on cell phones, PDAs and personal computers. Construction information is also available by calling 1-888-419-GDOT (4368) or by dialing *DOT to speak with a Georgia DOT Transportation Management Center operator.
For general information on the Georgia DOT, visit www.dot.state.ga.us.
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