939K expected to travel in Tennessee for July 4th weekend, construction closures halted


Tennessee drivers won’t be slowed down by construction this 4th of July holiday weekend.

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is halting all construction lane closures from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

“To help motorists reach their destinations safely and without unnecessary delays, we are suspending lane closures during this holiday travel time.”

AAA estimates 939,000 motorists will travel Tennessee’s interstates and state routes this July 4 holiday. Nationwide, 47 million Americans are expected to travel for the holiday. The company says it will be the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record, trailing only 2019.

TDOT says some long-term construction lane closures may still be in place.

hile lane closure activity will be stopped, workers may be on-site in zones, and reduced speed limits in work zones will still be in effect. Drivers convicted of speeding through work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250 to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.

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