Thanksgiving travelers won’t be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will stop beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 27, and continuing through 6:00 a.m. Monday, December 2.
This is the most traveled holiday of the year. TDOT officials say halting road work during this busy time will provide maximum capacity on the highways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and Sunday. TDOT’s regional HELP Trucks will be working throughout the holiday weekend to assist with incidents that may occur along the interstates.
While all lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on site in some construction zones. Long-term lane closures will also remain in place on some construction projects for motorists’ safety. Motorists are reminded to drive safely and obey the posted speeds, especially in work zones. Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.