AAA projects most Memorial Day weekend travelers since 2005; TDOT suspends construction

May 16– The Tennessee Department of Transportation says motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel the state’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.

TDOT is suspending all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon today through 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 30.

“With nearly 700,000 drivers expected to travel on Tennessee’s roadways this Memorial Day weekend, we want to do what we can to help them reach their destinations safely,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said.

Motorists may still encounter some lane closures or restrictions while traveling through long term construction projects. Drivers should be aware that reduced speed limits will be in effect in work zones.

Drivers convicted of speeding through work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums.  

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