Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

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Kristin Farley
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Interstate Construction Halted for Easter Holiday

Posted: 03/29/2021
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.

TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 5, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend.

Motorists 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. Motorists are urged to adhere to all posted speed limits, especially in work zones, for their own safety. Slower speeds are necessary in work zones due to the temporary layout of the roadway and will be enforced.

Do your part to keep yourself and TDOT road workers safe - set your GPS in advance and Know BEFORE You Go, secure your phone in a Hands Free device, and Work With Us by moving over and slowing down when you see vehicles with flashing lights.