It's a holiday...from road work!
Motorists traveling through Georgia on Labor Day won’t have to contend with traffic delays due to construction. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced it would suspend all construction-related lane closures from 5 a.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Officials, however, are urging motorists to use caution nevertheless as traffic is expected to be heavy. Also, crews may still be working close to highways and some long-term closures may be required in the interest of safety. In addition, accident management or maintenance-related lane closures remain a possibility.
“We’ve averaged nearly 2,000 accidents across our state during recent Labor Day weekends,” Transportation Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr., said in a press release.
“On average, more than 15 people die and more than 900 are injured on Georgia roads each year during this holiday. It should be a time of rest and festivities dedicated to working men and women, not of tragedy and grief. Please be very careful and do not drive distracted or while impaired."