ATLANTA, GA — Here’s some good news for travelers in the metro Atlanta area hitting the road this Thanksgiving. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday in a news release that to help alleviate traffic congestion statewide, Georgia DOT will suspend construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Monday, Dec 2.

The heaviest traffic is expected to be in Buckhead and the northern Perimeter Wednesday through Friday. The statewide lane restrictions allow commuters work-zone free travel and reduced traffic congestion during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Similar restrictions will be in place for Christmas and New Year’s.

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