TDOT suspending interstate construction for holiday weekend
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel. TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 21 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend. “Because the Easter holiday is a time when many families travel, we have elected to suspend interstate construction in Tennessee to allow traffic to flow freely and to lessen possible delays,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “However, there still may be incidents that occur on the roadways, so I encourage motorists to use one or more of TDOT’s available informational tools listed below to get up-to-the minute traffic information before they hit the road this weekend.” For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/ or download the new TDOT SmartWay mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android.