TDOT suspending lane closures for holiday travel
The Tennessee Department of Transportation says road construction won’t slow drivers across Tennessee for holiday travel.
TDOT will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Wednesday, July 3rd until 6:00 AM on Monday, July 8th to provide maximum roadway capacity.
“It is estimated that 985,000 motorists will travel Tennessee’s interstates and state routes this July 4th holiday,” TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright said. “To help motorists reach their destinations safely and without unnecessary delays, we are suspending lane closures during this holiday travel time.”
TDOT says drivers will still encounter some long-term lane closures on construction projects.
Workers may still be on site in construction zones and reduced speed limits in work zones will still be in effect.
Drivers who are found speeding through work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250 to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.