Road work – Avoid I-20, GDOT says

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 2, 2014
Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

The Georgia Department of Transportation is warning travelers to avoid driving on I-20 between Douglas and Newton counties this weekend.

GDOT’s announcement of weekend roadwork says, “find an alternate route or plan for long delays.”

“We have three projects with significant lane closures on I-20 this weekend, one in Rockdale County, one inside (I) 285, and one in Douglas County,” District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a GDOT press release.  “We are expecting long delays particularly in Douglas and Rockdale counties during the daytime hours on Saturday and Sunday.”

Here’s a list of GDOT’s weekend plans:

– On I-20 eastbound, from Georgia 138 to Almon Road in Rockdale and Newton counties, two left lanes will be closed from 9 pm Friday until 5 am Monday for milling and paving. Long delays are expected.

– In the City of Atlanta, three right westbound lanes will be closed each night from 8 pm to 5 am on I-20 from Capitol Avenue to Windsor Street for re-striping. These lanes will only be closed overnights and will be reopened during the daytime hours.

– Also inside the perimeter on I-20 westbound in Dekalb County, the exit and entrance ramps from Candler Road to Glenwood Avenue will be closed at various times during the overnight hours Saturday night for re-striping.

– West of the City, one right lane will be closed in both directions on I-20 between Liberty Road and State Route 5 in Douglas County from 9 pm Friday until 5 am. Monday for asphalt patching and bridge joint repairs. The Department is asking NASCAR fans who are traveling to and from Talladega for the race this weekend to seek alternate routes such as State Route 92 and State Route 8 on the north side of I-20 and State Route 166 and State Route 61 south of I-20.

GDOT also published this list of planned projects in DeKalb County:

1/19/2014 5/13/2014 9pm 5am d I-85 NB from MP 93.5 (Shallowford Rd) to MP 110 (Old Peachtree Rd) One left lane closed
3/26/2014 5/13/2014 9pm 5am d I-675 SB from MP 9.5 (I-285) to MP 1 ( SR 138) One right lane closed
4/8/2014 5/5/2014 9pm 5am d I-285 WB from MP 46 (I-20) to MP 27 (GA 400) One left lane closed
5/3/2014 5/4/2014 8pm 6am d I-20 WB from MP 65 (Candler Rd) to MP 61 (Glenwood Ave) Right shoulder & ramp closed
5/3/2014 5/3/2014 6am 4pm d I-85 SB from MP 91 (Clairmont Rd) to MP 0 (Cheshire Bridge Exit) One right lane closed

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