The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstate highways and state routes for the Thanksgiving holiday to reduce the traffic crunch.

The suspension of closures will start Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 6 a.m., and continue until Monday, Nov. 30 at 5 a.m.

Some long-term closures will remain in place and construction activity may happen along roadsides.

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.