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TDOT halts construction for Easter weekend

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: Mar 26 2013 09:37:08 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 26 2013 09:45:06 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Major roads in Tennessee should be easier to navigate this Easter weekend.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation tells News 5 that it will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures for the holiday rush.
The break begins Thursday evening at 6 P.M. and runs through Monday morning at 6 A.M.

“Suspending interstate construction in Tennessee during the Easter holiday will permit a free flow of traffic and reduce potential delays,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “I also encourage motorists to download the SmartWay Mobile App to get up-to-the minute traffic information before they hit the road this weekend.”

You will still encounter some long term lane closures on construction projects that will remain in place. While lane closure activity will be stopped, some workers may be on-site in construction zones and reduced speed limits will still be in effect. You still need to obey all posted speed limits, especially in work zones, and they will be enforced.

For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/ or download the new TDOT SmartWay mobile app. You can also dial 511 from any land-line or cell phone for travel information or follow TDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information.