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I-75 Construction in Tennessee Suspended for Easter Holiday

The Tennessee Department of Transportation 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, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 2 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.


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Ohio DOT Snow-Fighting Crews Ready for This Weekend

The Ohio Department of Transportation is ready for the predicted snow this weekend with crews scheduled to begin plowing as soon as necessary.

District 8 covers over 3,800 lane miles of State Routes, U.S. Routes and Interstates in seven counties under its responsibility in southwest Ohio. There is nearly 60,000 tons of salt on hand to be used during snow and ice events in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Green, Hamilton, Preble and Warren counties. District 8 has 160 trucks and more than 300 trained drivers ready.

“Our ‘snow-fighters’ work hard to clear snow and ice, but we need the public’s help as well,” said ODOT District 8 Deputy Director Tammy Campbell. “Please give our drivers plenty of room to work. Plow trucks typically drive much slower than other traffic and can propel large amounts of heavy snow, so be extra alert when driving near them.”


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Tennessee DOT Halts Highway Construction on I-75 for Holidays

Road construction won’t delay I-75 travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on I-75 and other 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 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017 until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

“With over two million drivers expected to travel Tennessee roadways during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, keeping traffic moving and getting motorists to their destinations safely is our top priority,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “As always, please wear your seatbelt, reduce your speed, avoid distractions, and never drink and drive.”

Except for a few long-term closures which must remain in place for safety, all construction related closures will be suspended during the holiday period. Workers may still be on-site in some construction zones. Drivers should obey all posted speed limits, particularly in construction areas. Slower speeds are necessary in work zones due to the temporary layout of the roadway and will be enforced. 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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Georgia Restricts Lane Closures on I-75 for Christmas & New Year’s Weekends

With the stresses of the holiday season and the increased holiday traffic, the Georgia Department of Transportation aims to ease traffic congestion and associated driving anxieties with suspension of construction-related lane closures on I-75 and other interstate highways, heavily traveled state routes and roadways near major shopping centers, malls, shopping districts and tourist locations.

Lane closure restrictions are as follows:

  • Christmas – no lane closures from 5:00 a.m. Friday, December 22 to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 26.
  • New Year’s – no lane closures from 5:00 a.m. Friday, December 29 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 2.

“There is normally an uptick in drunk driving during the holiday season. If you plan to drink, please designate a sober driver in advance or arrange to be picked up,” said Georgia DOT State Construction Engineer John D. Hancock. “I always urge drivers to drive defensively, but especially at this time of year, remember to be extra cautious. Slow down and drive alert. Put down the cell phone and make sure you and your passengers buckle up. Let’s make this a happy season for all.”

The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may still work in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any interstate or state route.


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Lane Closures, Holiday Suspensions for I-75 Construction in Tampa Bay Area

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction and maintenance operations in the Tampa Bay area that may impact your travel, through January 2, 2018:

  • Tampa – The right lane may be closed on northbound I-75 about two miles north of I-4 (Exit 261) approaching the Tampa Bypass Canal (south of Fowler Ave./Exit 265) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (December 17 – 21) nights.
  • Tampa – One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night Friday and Saturday (December 15 and 16) and Monday through Friday (December 18 – 22).
  • Wesley Chapel/San Antonio – One lane may be closed on southbound I-75 from SR 52 (Exit 285) to CR 54 (Exit 279) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday (December 17 – 20) nights.
  • Brooksville – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 from south of SR 50 (Exit 301) to the Hernando/Sumter counties line between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (December 17 – 21) nights.

Holiday Travel News

No interstate closures in the Tampa Bay area over the holidays

Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL – No closures are scheduled on the interstate system in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties during the holiday period from December 24, 2017 through January 2, 2018.


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