Updated December 17, 2018

Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2018 until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 

 “AAA predicts over 2.5 million motorists are expected to travel by automobile in the volunteer state between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, an increase of 5.1% since 2017. According to AAA, 112.5 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more, with 102.1 million expected to drive to their holiday destinations.