Transportation Department halts lane closures on Tenn. interstates and highways over holidays

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The state Transportation Department is halting all lane closures on interstates and state highways over the holidays.

According to a news release, the department expects two million drivers of Tennessee roadways over Christmas and New Year.

Except for a few long-term closures which must remain in place for safety reasons, all construction related closures will be suspended beginning at noon on Tuesday and ending at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5.

Updated travel and construction information is available on the TDOT SmartWay website at http://www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or by calling 5-1-1. Smartphone users can download TDOT's new SmartWay app at http://www.TNsmartWay.com/Traffic.

TDOT traffic alerts are available on the agency's multiple Twitter feeds.

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