GEORGIA — To alleviate Fourth of July traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is temporarily suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers. The closures will be from noon Wednesday, July 3 through 10 p.m. Sunday, July 7.

For native and out-of-town drivers, Georgia is the gateway to some top Fourth of July destinations such as Atlanta, St. Simons and Sea Island, as well as destinations in other states such as New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Myrtle Beach and Charleston. With countless vacationers traveling through all parts of the state, the influx of drivers on the roads will significantly impact the flow of traffic.

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