Spinning our Wheels

Spinning our Wheels is a commuting blog about the challenges of getting around Atlanta by car, bus, MARTA, bicycles and on foot written by transportation reporter David Wickert

Georgia DOT's early Christmas gift for travelers: No construction

Hitting the road this weekend? The Georgia Department of Transportation has an early Christmas present for you.

To ease traffic congestion, GDOT has suspended construction-related road closures on interstate highways, heavily traveled state routes and roads near major shopping centers, malls and tourist attractions. The suspension begins at 5 a.m. today and ends at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The agency also will suspend construction-related lane closures for the New Year’s weekend. That suspension lasts from 5 a.m. Dec. 29 to 5 a.m. Jan. 2.

For up-to-date information about road conditions on state routes, call 511 or visit www.511ga.org.

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David Wickert covers transportation issues for the Enterprise team. He joined the AJC in 2010 and has also covered local government in Gwinnett and Fulton counties.