Road construction will not delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. No temporary lane closures will be allowed for road construction in Tennessee beginning at 12 noon Friday, Dec. 21st until 6am Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, 2019.
Except for a few long-term closures which must remain in place for safety, all construction-related lane closures will be suspended during the holiday period.
AAA predicts over 2.5 million motorists are expected to travel by automobile in Tennessee between the Christmas and New Year holidays, an increase of 5.1 percent since 2017.