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DOT to suspend construction related lane closures for holidays.

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.

DOT announces upcoming suspension of construction related lane closures.

If you're going to be traveling during the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays, traffic will probably be a concern. One thing that won't be an issue is lane closures. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Thursday that construction related lane closures would be suspended from November 25 at 5 am to November 29 at 10 pm on interstates major roads, and roads near shopping areas. This does not apply to any emergency lane closures that may be needed. The DOT reminds people that crews still may be working near highways and state routes and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place.

GDOT launches Twitter feeds for specific highways

GDOT launches Twitter feeds for specific highways

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has created 16 new Twitter accounts for traffic alerts throughout the state.

Each feed is tailored to a specific highway or region, according to GDOT spokeswoman Chata Spikes.

Spikes told 11Alive only serious accidents will be tweeted, as opposed to every single stall and fender bender on the highways.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Job openings in Central Georgia

Job openings in Central Georgia

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ toshare several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Eastman Adopt-a-Road Cleanup

Eastman Adopt-a-Road Cleanup

Community members are invited to participate in Alcoa's Adopt-a-Road cleanup in Eatman on September 13 from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

If you'd like to help, meet up in Alcoa's lobby at 50 Industrial Blvd. at 8:30 a.m.

Read the full release from Alcoa:

The Alcoa Architectural Products facility in Eastman celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd by picking up the trash along the one-mile Industrial Blvd.  This was the first effort by Alcoa employees to keep Eastman litter free by adopting Industrial Blvd.  The next clean-up is scheduled for Friday, September 13th from 8:30 to 10:00 AM.  Anyone wishing to help should meet in Alcoa’s lobby (50 Industrial Blvd) at 8:30 AM for a safety briefing.