Gainesville, GA – The Georgia Department of Transportation is restricting construction-related lane closures beginning at noon Thursday, July 3 and continuing through 5 a.m. Monday, July 7 so Georgian’s can better enjoy the long holiday weekend.
“We anticipate heavy traffic over the Independence holiday,” explained Bayne Smith, District Engineer. “To lessen the impact on traffic, the Georgia Department of Transportation has restricted construction lane closures on interstates and major state routes.”
The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution nonetheless as heavy holiday traffic is expected throughout the state; crews may be still be working in close proximity to highways; and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures remain in place. Also, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route.
Check the maps on www.georgia-navigator.com for current road conditions, or call 511 on any phone for free, real-time traffic information. Traveler information is also available at www.511ga.org and a toll-free number for callers from outside the state, 1-877-MYGA511 (1-877-694-2511).
Georgia 511 provides statewide traffic conditions, route-specific information and estimated travel times within metro Atlanta. Additionally, 511 callers can access transit providers, major airports, rideshare organizations, Georgia tourism information and 511 systems in neighboring states.
For those preparing to fly, 511 connects callers to airports in Atlanta and Savannah for information on parking, delays or connections to carriers. An automated voice recognition system guides the service, but callers can also reach live operators to report accidents or congestion, request HERO assistance or obtain additional information.
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