TDOT halts road construction during Memorial Day weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is halting road construction on the state’s highways over the Memorial Day weekend.

The state expects nearly 700,000 drivers to be on Tennessee roads over the three-day weekend. Road work will be suspended beginning at noon on Friday and resume at 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

There may still be some lane closures and restrictions in areas where long-term construction projects are underway, and reduced speed limits will still be in effect in work zones.

The AAA auto club estimates that more than 38 million Americans will be traveling during the Memorial Day weekend, a nearly 2 percent increase over last year and the second-highest travel volume since 2005.