To facilitate Thanksgiving holiday travel, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending all construction-related lane closures on interstate highways and primary state roads in Northwest Georgia from 5 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24 through midnight Sunday, Nov. 28.

“Georgians are exceedingly patient with our construction throughout the year,” DOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr., says. “We appreciate it very much and enjoy giving them these well-deserved breaks from lane closures. We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.”

The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution nonetheless as heavy holiday traffic is expected throughout the state.

In addition, crews may be working and equipment may be staged in proximity to roadways; and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures remain in place.

Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any route.