Here’s some good news for travelers during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstate highways and primary state roads in northwest Georgia from 6 a.m. Wednesday, November 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2018.

“Northwest Georgians have been very patient with our construction throughout the year,” says Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville.  “We appreciate it very much and enjoy giving them these well-deserved breaks from lane closures.  We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.”

The Georgia DOT reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may still work in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any interstate or state route. The Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving, and urges drivers to slow down and drive alert. Drivers should adhere to the new hands-free cell phone law that went into effect earlier this year and ensure that everyone in their vehicle is wearing a seatbelt.