A bit of holiday tradition on Tennessee roadways, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will stop all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.

Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 31 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.

“The labor day holiday is a busy travel time,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We want to ensure that the thousands of travelers using Tennessee’s roadways during this period arrive at their destinations quickly and safely without being impeded by road construction delays.”

But even with lane closures stopped, workers may still in many construction zones.

Drivers should obey posted speed limits. Drivers who are convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250 to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.