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TDOT halts highway construction for busy holiday travel period

Published: 6:26 AM, 12/24/2013 Last updated: 6:26 AM, 12/24/2013
 


Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NASHVILLE—Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s 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 Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, through 6 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.   “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 maximize capacity on our roadways,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We also want to keep our roadways safe. For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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