NASHVILLE-The Tennessee Department of Transportation has suspended all construction work requiring lane closures on Tennessee interstates and state highways in anticipation of increased Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel.
TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely has informed all of the department’s crews and contractors to stop all road construction through 6 a.m. January 5.
“Many Tennesseans traditionally take advantage of the opportunity to travel to visit family and friends during this holiday period,” said Nicely. “We want to ensure that motorists traveling in Tennessee arrive at their destinations safely and with as little disruption as possible.”
Except for a few long-term closures which must remain in place for safety, all construction related closures will be suspended. Workers will also be on site in some construction zones. Drivers should obey all posted speed limits, particularly in construction areas.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.