Christmas and New Year's are two very busy travel times. The Georgia Department of Transportation will be trying to make travel easier for motorist. They announced Friday that construction related lane closures would be suspended from 5 am December 23-10 pm December 27, and from 5 am December 31 to 5 am, January 2, 2016 along all interstates, state routes, and roads near major shopping areas. This doesn't apply to any emergency related lane closures that may be necessary. They also remind motorists that crews may be working near highways or state routes and safety concerns may require some long term lane closures to remain in place.