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Road Work On Hold Dec. 22-Jan. 2

Photo by Barry West

TDOT is telling employees and contractors to knock off work for Christmas and New Year travel. There will be no temporary lane closures from 6 a.m. Saturday, December 22, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, January 2. The Tennessee Transportation Commissioner said 2 million drivers are expected to be on Tennessee’s roads over the holidays and TDOT wants to minimize delays for them. There could be some long-term construction closures in place and drivers are cautioned to follow reduced speed limits in those instances. AAA predicts holiday travel will increase nearly 2 percent in Tennessee this year over the same period last year. For up-to-date travel information, motorists may call 511 from any land line or cellular phone or visit http://www.TN511.com. TDOT is also on Twitter. For statewide travel tweets follow http://www.twitter.com/TN511.