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."