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Traveling in Georgia this weekend? There's good news on road construction

Traveling anywhere in the Peach State this Memorial Day weekend? The Georgia Department of Transportation has some good news for you.

GDOT is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday. It’s also limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

Memorial Day weekend is one of the heaviest travel times of the year, said State Construction Engineer John Hancock.

“We hope the suspension of major construction work will allow motorists to get to and from their holiday festivities with less congestion and less aggravation,” he said.

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