TDOT stops highway construction for holidays
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - TDOT is telling employees and contractors to knock off work for Christmas and New Year travel.
There will be no temporary lane closures from 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Tennessee Transportation Commissioner John Schroer said 2 million drivers are expected to be on Tennessee's roads over the holidays and TDOT wants to minimize delays for them.
There could be some long-term construction closures in place and drivers are cautioned to follow reduced speed limits in those instances.
AAA predicts holiday travel will increase nearly 2% in Tennessee this year over the same period last year.
For up-to-date travel information, motorists may call 511 from any land line or cellular phone or visit http://www.TN511.com . TDOT is also on Twitter. For statewide travel tweets follow http://www.twitter.com/TN511 .
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