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TDOT to suspect construction related closures through holiday

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction related lane closures for the holiday weekend to ensure optimum travel time for drivers.

TDOT will suspend the closures on interstates and state routes  beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3 through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

"We anticipate heavier than normal traffic on Tennessee's interstates and state routes all the way through the July 4th holiday weekend," said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. "Suspending lane closures until next week will help travelers reach their destinations safely and without unnecessary delays."

Some long term lane closures from construction projects will still be in effect in some areas. While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on site in construction zones and reduced speed limits in work zones will still be in effect. 

According to AAA projections, more than 40 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this holiday weekend.

July 3rd and July 7th are expected to be the busiest travel days of the holiday period.

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