Georgia DOT Suspends Lane Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

Staff Report

Thursday, May 25th, 2023

To allow for an anticipated increase in Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announced today the suspension of lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, May 26 at 12 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 30. While construction-related lane closures will be suspended, the department reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may still work near highways, and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. In addition, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route.
To help motorists plan the best and worst times to travel this weekend, Georgia DOT is sharing its traffic forecasts and best practices while traveling over the Memorial Day weekend holiday for the metro Atlanta area below. Motorists should plan for heavier traffic around popular tourist attractions and popular areas for Memorial Day Weekend including Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Six Flags, Zoo Atlanta, and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.