DOT suspending construction lane closures

ATLANTA — Good news motorists.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending lanes closures related to construction this holiday weekend.

“For the past decade, Georgia averaged about 1,900 crashes each Fourth of July weekend with an average of 16 deaths and another 750 injuries,” Transportation Commissioner Vance. C. Smith Jr. said in a news release. “Enjoy America’s many birthday festivities, but please be very careful while driving and do not drive impaired or distracted.”

There will not be any closures between 5 a.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, the department said.

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