GA DOT Takes "Labor" Out of Labor Day Travel

By: GA DOT Press Release Email
By: GA DOT Press Release Email

August 29, 2012

Tifton, GA – So that motorists can better enjoy their travels through south Georgia and all across the state during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures beginning at Noon, this Friday (August 31) and continuing until 5 a.m., next Tuesday (September 4).

“There historically is heavy traffic over Labor Day weekend and we would like to make that travel less stressful and more convenient for motorists,” Georgia DOT District Engineer Joe Sheffield commented. “We hope the public enjoys the holiday and ask that they drive safely and unimpaired this weekend and always.”

The Department reminds travelers that emergency repairs or incident response may require lane closures at any time; heavy equipment may be staged and crews may be still be working in close proximity to travel lanes; and also, safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures remain in place.

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues its RoadWorks2012 construction program. Dozens of important roadway infrastructure improvement projects continue throughout the state. Keeping Georgia’s transportation network the nation’s finest requires continual investment and maintenance. Pardon this necessary inconvenience and please drive cautiously in work zones and safely at all times. For more information on Georgia DOT projects, please visit; you also may follow the Department on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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