Tennessee Halts Road Construction for July 4 Travel

TDOT pauses construction to ease travel for July 4 holiday.

NASHVILLE – Road construction will not impede motorists traveling across Tennessee over the July 4 holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced that all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes will be suspended from noon on Wednesday, July 3 through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8. This measure is intended to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

AAA projects a record number of travelers in Tennessee this year, with 1.4 million residents expected to take road trips. “With so many people traveling on and around the Fourth of July, we want to do all we can to ensure they reach their destinations safely and without unnecessary delays,” stated Deputy Governor and TDOT Commissioner Butch Eley. “We are doing so by suspending lane closures during this busy holiday travel time. Be mindful that our HELP Trucks will be on patrol and drivers must obey the law by moving over and slowing down for all emergency vehicles on the side of the road.”

Motorists may still encounter some long-term lane closures on ongoing construction projects. While lane closure activity will be halted, workers may still be present in these zones, and reduced speed limits in work zones will remain in effect. Drivers convicted of speeding through work zones where workers are present can face fines ranging from $250 to $500, plus court fees and possibly increased insurance premiums.

Travelers seeking the latest construction updates and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras can visit www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Additionally, statewide travel information is available by dialing 511. It is advised that drivers use these motorist information tools wisely and check travel conditions before leaving for their destinations. Importantly, drivers should refrain from tweeting, texting, or talking on a cell phone while driving.


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