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Thu August 30, 2012
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Tenn. Road Construction Halted for Holdiday Weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The State of Tennessee is trying to make your holiday travels just a bit easier.

Transportation Commissioner John Schroer is ordering road construction in the state to stop by noon Friday. It won’t resume until Tuesday morning.

There still could be workers on the site of some construction zones, so obeying lowered speed limits is still required.

Captain David McGill of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says the THP will not be taking take the holiday off.  

“We’ll have extra personnel, all the administrative personnel will be working road assignments. Our main goal is to remove impaired drivers and drunk drivers from the roadway and enforce our hazardous moving violations and our seatbelt law.”

You’ll have lots of company on the road if you do travel this weekend. Triple A says nearly 591,000 Tennesseans will travel by car this Labor Day holiday, an increase in travel compared with last year's numbers.