The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction projects across the state — suspending most lane closures on interstate and major state highways, including the I-95 construction projects in McIntosh, Glynn and Liberty counties — to ease traffic congestion for Thanksgiving holiday travelers.
Construction-related lane closures will be suspended beginning at 5 a.m., Nov. 26, and continuing until midnight, Nov. 30. There essentially will be no scheduled lane closures on any Georgia interstate highway or primary state routes.
The Department also notes that some work may continue on lesser-traveled state and local system roads and incident and emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any route.
Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates or state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures and delays due to inclement weather.
Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.
For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit www.dot.state.ga.us.