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Tennessee Department of Transportation halts Lane Closures for Labor Day Holiday


Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period. 

Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 4th until 6:00am on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

TDOT to halt Lane Closures Labor Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt Lane Closures Labor Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the Labor Day holiday.

“The Labor Day holiday is typically a busy travel time,” said TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright. “We want to ensure that travelers using Tennessee’s roadways during this period arrive at their destinations quickly and safely without being impeded by road construction delays.”

While lane closure activity will be stopped, workers will still be on site in many construction zones, and drivers are urged to obey posted speed limits.  Drivers convicted of speeding in work zones where workers are present face a fine of $250.00 to $500.00, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums. 

The “Hands Free Tennessee” law, which requires drivers to put down their phones and focus on the road, includes a $200.00 fine if the violation occurs in a work zone while workers are present.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at for statewide travel. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.




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