THOMASTON, GA —Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer travel season and the Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorist to expect delays, plan ahead and be patient.
As a reminder, Georgia DOT will suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5a.m. Friday, May 28 until 10 p.m., Monday, May 31.
"We anticipate a very busy travel weekend," said Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance C. Smith, Jr. "Traffic congestion on Thursday and Friday will be heavier than normal, with rush hour beginning as early as 1:00 p.m. in high-volume areas."
In West Central Georgia, those areas include, but are not limited to the following areas:
- I-85 in both directions (Coweta)
- I-16 in Bibb County
- I-185 in Muscogee County