TDOT pauses lane closures for Thanksgiving holiday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Driving to your Thanksgiving meal is being made a little easier by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.


TDOT says it is stopping all construction-related lane closures from 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 to midnight on Sunday, Nov. 28.

“Thanksgiving is typically the most traveled holiday of the year,” said TDOT Commissioner Joe Galbato. “Halting road work during this time will provide maximum capacity on our highways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and Sunday. TDOT’s regional HELP Trucks will also be working throughout the holiday weekend to assist with incidents that may occur along the interstates.”

Drives are still ask to be cautious, as workers may still be working in some areas during the holiday season.

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