Road construction shouldn't slow you down when you hit the road for the holidays.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of all those extra travelers.
No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
"Two million drivers are expected to travel Tennessee roadways during the Christmas and New Year's holidays, and we want to do everything possible to maximize capacity on our roadways," 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 drive if you've been drinking."
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.