DOT sus­pends ma­jor lane clo­sures in North­west Ge­or­gia for hol­i­day

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CATERSVILLE – The Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion hopes to make travel across North­west Ge­or­gia dur­ing the July 4 hol­i­day as easy as pos­si­ble by scal­ing back con­struc­tion projects.

The depart­ment is scal­ing back its con­struc­tion projects – sus­pend­ing con­struc­tion-re­lated lane clo­sures on all in­ter­state and ma­jor state sys­tem high­ways through Sun­day to ease the 4th of July hol­i­day traf­fic con­ges­tion.

Be­gin­ning at noon Thurs­day, July 3 and con­tin­u­ing un­til 5 a.m. Mon­day, July 7, 2014, there es­sen­tially will be no sched­uled lane clo­sures on any North­west Ge­or­gia in­ter­state high- way or pri­mary state route.

“We hope this break in con­struc­tion work will al­low mo­torists to get to and from their hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions with less con­ges­tion and less ag­gra­va­tion,” said De­Wayne Comer, district en­gi­neer at the DOT of­fice in Cartersville. “We un­der­stand that a lot of people are hit­ting the road for the In­de­pen­dence Day hol­i­day and we would like to make it a lit­tle eas­ier for them to go through North­west Ge­or­gia,”

The Depart­ment notes that some work may con­tinue on lesser-trav­eled state and lo­cal sys­tem roads and that in­ci­dent or emer­gency main­te­nance-re­lated lane clo­sures could be­come nec­es­sary on any route.

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