Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and many people will be hitting the roads today to visit friends and family during the extended weekend.
To help ease the tension of traveling, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending constructed related lane closures.
Just because more lanes are open, Georgia DOT Spokesperson Teri Pope says the department is still urging motorists to exercise caution, as construction equipment will still be along areas where construction work is taking place.
“We do want you to be aware, if you are going somewhere you have not been in a while, you’re likely going to go through some work zones. There will be traffic shifts, and will also be barrels and equipment alongside of the road”, she added.
Pope mentions that short-term lane closures could be put in place in the event of emergency maintenance or in other emergency situations.
Lane closures will be lifted beginning at noon today and will remain suspended until 5:00am on Monday, July 7th.
AAA predicts that roughly 39 million people across the United States will be traveling fifty miles or more this weekend.
To check ahead in regards to traffic conditions, Pope recommends Georgia 5-1-1, which can be accessed by dialing 5-1-1 from any phone in the state.
Traffic information can also be accessed online at www.511ga.org.