More I-285 work ahead, GDOT warns

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 12, 2014
Source: Google Maps

Source: Google Maps

This post has been updated. 

There will be lane closures on I-285 throughout the weekend due to road construction, the Georgia Department of Transportation says.

You should avoid I-285 if possible.

Here’s what’s on GDOT’s to-do list:

– Crews will replace a concrete slab on the westside of I-285. That will require closing two southbound outer loop lanes between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road, starting at 9 pm Friday and ending at 5 am Monday.

– Sign structure installation on the top-end of I-285 will mean closures on two inner loop and one outer loop lane between Roswell Road and Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The closures will remain in place throughout the weekend.

– Sign work on I-285 eastbound between Glenwood Road and Covington Highway will mean two continuous northbound lane closures all weekend.

– On bottom end of I-285, crews will be doing some bridge overlay work that will require lane closures at the interchange with I-85. The closures will last throughout the weekend.

There’ll also be some non-I-285-related work going on this weekend. GDOT says that at the Georgia 400 interchange with Northridgeroad, east and westbound Northridge traffic will be shifted onto the new portion of the replacement overpass above GA 400 starting tonight at 9 pm, GDOT says.

“This portion of the new bridge will carry all traffic for approximately 10 months while an additional part of the structure is built.  Motorists exiting Georgia 400 should be aware of new ramp configurations on to Northridge,” GDOT says. “In addition, there will be no sidewalk across the bridge during this last phase of construction, although the final bridge will feature a sidewalk.”

Additionally, GDOT says contractors will close two northbound lanes for paving Georgia 400 around the former toll booth. The work starts at 11 pm Friday and lasts until 7 am Saturday.

GDOT says all work is weather permitting.

UPDATE: There will be one right lane closed on Clairmont Road between North Decatur Road and I-85 from 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday while crews continue to mill and resurface the road.

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