Georgia to suspend lane closures south of I-20 with Hurricane Irma closing in

Palm Beach County residents are urged to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma. (Palm Beach Post)

With Hurricane Irma closing in, the Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstates and secondary routes south of I-20 beginning Friday.

The suspension will last from noon Friday to 7 p.m. Tuesday. GDOT cited anticipated traffic congestion from Florida and Georgia residents fleeing the hurricane.

GDOT advises anyone who needs information about current road conditions to visit or call 511. For roadway information and evacuation routes, visit

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