|Published: 6:56 PM, 12/21/2012
||Last updated: 7:00 PM, 12/21/2012
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NASHVILLE—Road construction will not slow travelers' busy
Christmas and New Year's travel holidays. The Tennessee Department of
Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on
interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across
the state. No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on
Tennessee roadways beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 through 6
a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
“Two million drivers are expected to travel Tennessee
roadways during the Christmas and New Year's holidays, and we want to do
everything possible to minimize delays,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.
“We also want everyone to arrive at their destinations safely—so buckle up,
reduce your speed, avoid distractions, and always designate a sober driver.”
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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