TDOT Halts Construction For Busy Holiday Travel Period

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23 to January 4

NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

 No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at noon on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 through 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016.

 “We expect over two million drivers to travel Tennessee roadways during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  We will do everything possible to keep traffic moving and minimize congestion,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We also want to keep our roadways safe. Our law enforcement partners will be out in full force, so wear your seatbelt, reduce your speed, avoid distractions, and don’t drink and drive.”

 Except for a few long-term closures which must remain in place for safety, all construction related closures will be suspended during the holiday period.

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