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Georgia DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures from
noon Friday, May 27 through
5 a.m. Tuesday, May 31 on interstates, and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.
Memorial Day weekend is considered one of the heaviest travel times. Traffic deaths are up and Georgia DOT urges drivers to DriveAlert ArriveAlive - to always buckle up, stay off the phone and focus on driving.
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 route. Visit Georgia DOT's
Work Zone Safety website to learn more.
Georgia DOT advises motorists to call or visit
511 for updated information about travel conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes before heading out.
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Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) is a FREE peer-to-peer safety program designed to reduce the frequency of fatal crashes involving teen drivers by targeting young people behind the wheel. Georgia DOT and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have partnered together and developed safety messages surrounding the five major causes of accidents: Driving at Night, Speeding and Racing, Distractions, Seat Belt Usage and Drugs and Alcohol
Watch Georgia DOT's series of educational videos about the impact of distracting driving. This video series was released in support of the Federal Highway Administration's Toward Zero Deaths initiative to reduce fatalities on the roadways.