DOT suspends major lane closures in Northwest Georgia for holiday
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.