NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - The state Transportation Department is halting all lane closures on interstates and state highways over the holidays.

According to a news release, the department expects two million drivers of Tennessee roadways over Christmas and New Year.

Except for a few long-term closures which must remain in place for safety reasons, all construction related closures will be suspended beginning at noon on Tuesday and ending at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5.

Updated travel and construction information is available on the TDOT SmartWay website at or by calling 5-1-1. Smartphone users can download TDOT's new SmartWay app at

TDOT traffic alerts are available on the agency's multiple Twitter feeds.

Get the WRCB Traffic app for the latest road and traffic conditions.

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