Lane closures stopped for Labor Day traffic

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.

Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon Aug. 30 through 6 a.m. Sept. 3 to provide maximum roadway capacity for traveling holiday motorists.

While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers will still be on site
in many construction zones, and drivers are urged to obey posted speed limits.

Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250-$500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.

Updated travel and construction information can be found on the TDOT SmartWay website at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway, or call 511.

Updated traffic alerts are also provided via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or any of TDOT’s other Twitter pages.

Smartphone users can download the TDOT SmartWay mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.

Drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and check travel conditions before leaving for their destination.