TDOT: No lane closures over Memorial Day weekend

Drivers in Tennessee may notice some lane closures in place at long-term construction projects. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Drivers in Tennessee may notice some lane closures in place at long-term construction projects. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Drivers in Tennessee may notice some lane closures in place at long-term construction projects. (Courtesy Fotolia)

No construction-related lane closures will be in effect this Memorial Day weekend on interstates and state highways, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Work will halt at noon on May 22 and resume at 6 a.m. on May 26. Drivers may notice some lane closures in place at long-term construction sites, a news release said.


"We’re asking motorists to drive safely this Memorial Day weekend,” said Jeff Long, commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in a statement. “Though traffic has lessened, we continue to see speeding and distracted driving crashes. State Troopers will work to enforce traffic laws to reduce crashes and traffic fatalities across the state.”

In 2019, AAA estimated that more than 752,000 Tennesseans would drive to their Memorial Day destinations. Due to coronavirus-related impacts on travel, the agency will not release a travel forecast for Memorial Day weekend this year, according to the release.

For the latest on traffic and delays, visit TDOT’s live traffic watch here.


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