TDOT to halt construction lane closures on interstates, state routes for July 4 holiday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Transportation says Tennessee motorists won’t be slowed by road construction over the July 4 holiday.

TDOT says all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes will be suspended from midnight on Saturday, July 1 through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

TDOT says this is to allow maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers, with AAA predicting record travel in Tennessee this year.

According to TDOT, motorists may still encounter some long-term lane closures on construction projects. While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may still be on-site and reduced speed limits in work zones will still be in effect.

TDOT reminds that drivers convicted of speeding through work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250 to $500, along with court fees and possibly increased insurance premiums.

You can get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at, or dial 511 for statewide travel information.

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