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Construction-related lane closures restricted during July 4th weekend

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To ease 4th of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstate Highways from noon on Friday, June 30 to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5. Lane closures will also be limited on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

Incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route. GDOT urges motorists to remain vigilant and watch out for road crews. If you see them, slow down and obey all traffic signs and instructions.

In the event your car breaks down or you’re involved in a crash, GDOT advises you to remain in your car. If possible, pull off the road, turn on your hazard lights and stay seat-belted in the vehicle with the doors locked.

Never get out of a car on the freeway unless your life is in imminent danger.

For HERO assistance in metro Atlanta or CHAMP service on highways in other regions of Georgia call 511. Callers can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

More information is available at www.511ga.org.

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