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Road work closures suspended for weekend
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The state Department of Transportation is hoping that opening highways closed because of construction will ease any traffic congestion over the holiday weekend.

ATLANTA — To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates, and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

GDOT reminds travelers to exercise caution, as heavy holiday traffic is expected; 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 route.

For updated information about travel conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, call 511, a free phone service that provides real-time statewide traffic and travel information, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures and delays caused by weather.

More information is available at www.511ga.org.

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