Soon millions of people will hit the roadways for Labor Day weekend.
To help ease the travel headaches, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closures on interstates and highways over the long weekend.
Construction crews will stop all lane closures beginning at noon Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday. But workers will still be on site at many construction zones, so drivers need to follow posted speed limits. Drivers pulled over for speeding in work zones could face a fine of $250 to $500 dollars.
"Drivers can expect to see an increased number of law enforcement personnel on the roads this Labor Day weekend," said Governor's Highway Safety Officer director Kendell Poole in a release. "We want everyone to have a safe holiday, so remember to buckle up, drive the speed limit and don't get behind the wheel if you've had too much to drink or are impaired in any way."
AAA predicts about 35 million people will take a trip more than 50 miles away from home this weekend.