The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending all construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes to help ease travel traffic during Christmas and New Year's.
From 5 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Jan. 2, lane closures due to construction work will be suspended, GDOT officials said, but some long-term closures may remain in place.
More travelers and heavier traffic are expected during the holidays this year because Christmas Day and New Year's Day both fall on Wednesday, GDOT officials said. Motorists should expect congestion near malls and retail centers throughout the week.
For real-time, statewide traffic information on wrecks, road work and traffic and weather conditions, motorists can dial 511 on their phones or visit 511ga.org.
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