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Georgia DOT clears the way for Thanksgiving Holiday traffic
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To ease Thanksgiving Holiday and Black Friday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, on all interstates and major state route closures that directly serve major shopping districts.

“Travel is expected to be at an all-time high this year as people visit friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday and shop on Black Friday,” said Georgia DOT State Construction Engineer John D. Hancock. “In order to provide work-zone free travel, we are limiting construction and associated lane closures.”
Work on construction and maintenance projects will continue today through 6 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21. Major projects of interest that will likely impact traffic are listed below. All work subject to change due to weather or other factors. 

The Department 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.
“We typically see an increase in roadway fatalities during heavy travel holidays,” Hancock said. “I urge 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. Let’s make this a happy Thanksgiving for all.”

Interstate 16
Concrete Pavement Repairs
Nightly Lane Closure 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday and Tuesday
Intermittently from Mileposts 149.5 to 166
Interstate 516 
Concrete repairs and grinding operations with ramp closures
East and West Bound Lane Closures from MP 0 to MP 6.2
Nightly 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday 
Bryan County 
SR 25/US 17 5 miles North of Ford Avenue 
Weekend Single Lane Closures for Bridge Rehabilitation Work
Friday through Monday nights 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. through November 30th 
SR 144 Cross Wind Rd. to Brown Rd
Flagging Operation for milling and inlaying asphalt
Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

SR 4/US 1 MP 8 to MP 13
Single Lane Closure for Bridge Rehabilitation Work
Monday through Sunday 7 am until 8 p.m. November 5 through November 30th 

Chatham County 
County Road 787 (Island Expressway) between Oatland Island Road to Elba Island Road
Single Lane closures for Bridge Replacement Project
Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

US 80 between Stagecoach Road and Old Osteen Road
Lane shift with speed reduction required for Jimmy Deloach Extension Project
SR 25 Conn/West Bay Street from I-516 to the Bay Street Viaduct
Traffic Shift on Bay St. between West St. and Tuten St. to replace box culvert
Starting Tuesday October 9th @ 9 a.m. through Monday January 21, 2019
SR 21 Fries Rd to Crossgate Rd. MP 11 to 11.5
Single Lane Closures for installing a Commercial Driveway and Turn Lane
Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 5th through March 31st 2019
SR 25/Chevis Rd.
Single Lane Closures for flagging operation due to shoulder Widening
Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 SR 25 Beginning South of Panderosa Rd. and ending South of Ogeechee River Bridge
Single Lane Closures Milling and Resurfacing project
Sunday through Tuesday 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
 Telfair County 
SR 27 (US 341) from the Dodge/Telfair county line to Spalding Ave. in McRae
Single Lane Closures for Mill and Inlay Asphalt Resurfacing
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. October 23rd through December 31st       

Ware County
US 1 near Dixie Union
Railroad overpass north of Dixie Union and two bridges south of Dixie Union
Weekend Single Lane Closures for Bridge Rehabilitation Work
Weekend work Friday through Monday October 1st through November 30th                                                                                           

Know before you go. For real-time information on active construction, incidents and more, call 511 or visit before you get into your car. And pay extra attention in work zones – work zone safety is in your hands. 

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