Georgia DOT restricts construction-related lane closures Labor Day weekend

gdot logo transportation
Testingfg of Ads

ATLANTA—To ease traffic congestion statewide during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) is suspending interstate highway construction-related lane closures from noon Friday, Sept. 4, through 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Lane closures will also be limited on major state routes that directly serve key tourist and recreation centers.

Georgia DOT reminds drivers that crews may still work in proximity to highways to address safety and maintenance concerns that may require some long-term lane closures. In addition, incident or emergency-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route.

“In an effort to keep the number of traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities as low as possible, I urge drivers to slow down, drive alert and eliminate distractions,” said Georgia DOT State Construction Engineer John D. Hancock. “Buckle up, put down the cell phone and do not drive impaired. As you gather this weekend with family and friends, make safety a top priority.”

In the event of a crash or breakdown, Georgia DOT advises motorists to never get out of the car on a freeway, unless facing imminent danger. If possible, pull off the road, turn on hazard lights and stay seat-belted in the vehicle with the doors locked. For HERO assistance in metro Atlanta or CHAMP service on highways in other regions of the state call 511 – a free phone service that provides highway assistance and real-time information about Georgia’s interstates and state routes, including traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at

As a reminder, the public is urged to use continued caution when visiting public spaces, practice social distancing and follow the public health guidelines set forth by state and local agencies.

Georgia’s Hands-Free Law requires that drivers who use a cell phone must do it with hands-free technology. The phone must not be in the driver’s hand or touching any part of their body.


On Common Ground News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Testingfg of Ads

About us

On Common Ground News is published daily by On Common Ground, Inc (OCGNEWS.COM). The newspaper serves DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Metro Atlanta.

The opinions expressed by writers and contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the newspaper’s advertisers.

No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher.

We reserve the right to reject material and advertisements we deem inappropriate.

On Common Ground News
P.O. Box 904
Lithonia, GA 30058

(770) 679-5607

Latest News

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: On Common Ground News, 1240 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA, 30012, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact