Help Desk: Arrive on time this holiday season

5:58 PM, Dec 20, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- The holiday season is upon us and that means many metro-Atlanta residents will be hitting the road, or having to contend with those visiting from out of town. The 11Alive Help Desk wants travelers to arrive safely and on time.

Traveling by car? Good news - the Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend road construction at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 until 5 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2. However, expect delays near shopping centers and malls.

Don't forget to view traffic conditions at before hitting the road!

Headed to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to catch a flight? Be aware of roadway improvement projects that will cause detours and potential delays. The detour affects Airport Boulevard and, according to airport officials, will upgrade the roadway network between Interstate 85 and Camp Creek Parkway north of the airport, and Riverdale Road to the south. Detours are in place, so travelers should plan ahead and pad their trip times.

RESOURCE GUIDE: Airport Traveling Tips

Breeze through the airport security line faster by packing properly and efficiently. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) advises travelers to pack smartly and be aware of prohibited items. Also important during the holiday season, the TSA advises travelers not to travel with wrapped gifts as they may have to unwrap them in order to properly inspect the package.

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