To ease 4th of July holiday traffic congestion in northwest Georgia, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways from noon Wednesday, July 3 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Lane closures will also be limited on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.
“We hope this break in construction work will allow motorists to get to and from their holiday destinations with less congestion and less aggravation,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the DOT office in White. “We understand that a lot of people are hitting the road for the Independence Day holiday and we would like to make it a little easier for them to go through northwest Georgia. We also truly hope they will do so cautiously, courteously, and will wear their seat belts.”
Georgia DOT urges drivers to Drive Alert Arrive Alive. Reduce distractions behind the wheel. Drive the speed limit and reduce your speed based on conditions. And always buckle up no matter how short your trip is.