Georgia DOT Suspends Construction-Related Lane Closures Statewide During Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 28th, 2021

To ease potential Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes starting at noon on Friday, May 28 and continuing to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Motorists should be aware that crews may still be working nearby. 

This particular holiday weekend is considered to be one of the state's heaviest travel times. Traffic deaths are up, and Georgia DOT continues to urge all drivers to Drive Alert Arrive Alive. That means – no matter how far they travel – drivers should always be sure to buckle up, stay off their mobile devices and drive alert. These simple changes in driving behavior can prevent crashes and improve safety on our roadways.

While traveling through Georgia, please remember that our rest area and welcome center restrooms are open. From time to time, a rest area facility may be closed temporarily for service. We ask the traveling public to be cognizant of social distancing when visiting rest areas and welcome centers. 

Motorists needing HERO assistance in metro Atlanta or CHAMP service on highways in other regions should call 511 to reach the Traffic Management Center, Georgia DOT's primary center for incident management. Operators provide real-time statewide information on Georgia's interstates and state routes, including traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures and delays due to inclement weather. Callers can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.