Traffic bans and strict measures ahead of one of Greece's largest public holidays


Greece's national highways will be strictly monitored during the mass exodus and expected traffic ahead of the feast of Dormition of the Virgin Mary on Sunday, announced Greek Police.

Police have announced that traffic will also be regulated in crowd-gathering areas such as airports, ports, train stations and coach terminals, while traffic within city boundaries will also be monitored.

Additionally, trucks with a payload of more than 1.5 tons will be banned from national highways for several hours per day during the big exodus from Athens on August 13-15.
Police urged drivers to pay particular attention to road traffic conditions this coming holiday weekend.

Meanwhile a temporary and partial traffic ban at Syntagma Square in Athens came to effect on Tuesday evening and will remain so until August 29, according reports, with the right lane at the square's lower part between Karagiorgi Servias and Mitropoleos streets is closed off.

Another traffic ban is also in effect at Lavrion highway in the area of Peania, east of Athens, as of yesterday till today (12/8) due to roadworks there; traffic is diverted to adjacent roads.

On the Athens-Lamia national highway, traffic is also banned at the deceleration lane in both directions at the Kalyftaki overpass (Km 20,060).

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