DOT to Halt Work on Ga. Highways Labor Day Weekend

9:48 AM, Aug 29, 2012   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

 

ATLANTA (AP) - Travelers hitting the road for the last weekend of summer should be in for a smoother ride on Georgia highways.

The state Department of Transportation said Tuesday it plans to suspend all lane-closures related to construction work during the Labor Day holiday weekend starting Friday at noon and lasting until 5 a.m. next Tuesday.

DOT officials say Georgia travelers still need to be cautious. The state has averaged nearly 2,000 wrecks and 15 traffic deaths over the three-day Labor Day weekend in recent years.

The DOT says emergency maintenance work and closures because of traffic accidents may still occur.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Most Watched Videos