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July four vacation vacationers in Tennessee gained’t be delayed by development

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NASHVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) – Are you traveling on July 4th during this vacation?

Here’s one less thing to worry about when driving through Tennessee.

Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee on the July 4th holiday weekend.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on freeways and federal highways starting Friday, July 2, 6:00 a.m. through Tuesday, July 6, 6:00 a.m. to maintain maximum lane capacity for leisure travelers.

According to the AAA, more than 47 million Americans will go on vacation and 91% of them will drive to their destination.

This will be the second highest Independence Day travel volume of all time, just past 2019.

“It is estimated that 939,000 motorists will drive on Tennessee’s Interstates and State Routes on this July 4th holiday,” said TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright. “In order to help motorists to reach their destinations safely and without unnecessary delays, we are suspending the blocking of the lanes during this holiday travel season.”

Motorists still face some long-term road closures on construction projects.

While the lane closures are suspended, workers can be in zones on the construction site and reduced speed limits will continue to apply in the work zones.

Drivers convicted of driving too fast through work zones occupied by workers face a fine of $ 250 to $ 500 plus court fees and potentially increased insurance premiums.

Get the latest construction activity and live streaming from SmartWay traffic cameras from your desktop or mobile device at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic.

Travelers can also dial the 511 from any landline or mobile phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for nationwide travel.

As always, drivers are reminded to use and know all motorist information tools carefully before setting off! by checking the travel conditions before leaving for your destination.

Drivers should never tweet, text or make phone calls while they are behind the wheel.

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