GDOT alert: Weekend construction and lane closures on I-285

Posted by Dena Mellick June 5, 2015
I-285 Source: Google Maps

I-285 Source: Google Maps

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is warning drivers to avoid traveling on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Projects on the interstate will require lane closures and delays. There are also some big events happening around town that will cause traffic snags.

Here is GDOT’s list of those events:

Turner Field

Braves vs. Pirates (EA: 23,000 Each Day)

Friday, June 5, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Saturday, June 6, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Sunday, June 7, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Virginia-Highlands (833 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306)

Virginia-Highland Summerfest (EA: 40,000 Each Day)

Saturday, June 6, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sunday, June 7, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Phillips Arena

The Main Event Concert (EA: 18,000)

Saturday, June 6, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Dream vs. Connecticut (EA: 7,000)

Sunday, June 7, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Here is GDOT’s list of planned weekend construction:
· Paving on US 78 will require one lane closure and various ramp and shoulder closures from Montreal Road to SR 10/Memorial Drive from 9 p.m., Sunday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Striping on I-285 northbound will require one lane closure from SR 10/ Memorial Drive to Northlake Parkway continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Two northbound lanes on I-285 will close at Northlake Parkway from 7:30 p.m., Friday, until 7 a.m., Saturday;

· On I-285, two southbound lanes will close from SR 280/ South Cobb Drive to SR 139/ Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and two northbound lanes will close from the I-20 interchange to South Atlanta Road continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Work on Spaghetti Junction will require one eastbound and one westbound lane to close on I-285 – inside of Spaghetti Junction over I-85­ -continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Work on Spaghetti Junction will also require one lane closure on the ramp from I-285 westbound to I-85 southbound continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Lastly, bridge work on Spaghetti Junction will require part of the exit ramp to SR 13/ Buford Highway from I-285 westbound to close continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

· On I-85, one northbound lane will close between Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Indian Trail Road from 10 p.m., Friday until 9 p.m., Saturday;

· One westbound and one eastbound lane will close on I-20 from Almon Road to the Newton County line from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· On I-20, two westbound lanes will close from Langhorn Street to SR 139/ Martin Luther King Jr. Drive/Anderson Avenue, continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday, for bridge joint replacement;

· On Georgia (State Route) 400, one southbound lane will close from the Toll Plaza to the tunnel south of Lenox Road from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 p.m., Sunday for fiber optic cable installation;

· Two northbound and two southbound lanes will close on Georgia (State Route) 400 at Northridge Road from 7 p.m., Saturday until 10 a.m., Sunday;

· The Express Lanes project will require one lane closure on the I-285 eastbound collector-distributer lane to I-75 from 6 a.m., until 3 p.m., Saturday;

· The Express Lanes project will also require one lane closure on I-575 northbound from Barrett Parkway to Chastain Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 10 a.m., Sunday;

· On I-75 southbound at SR 120 Loop/ Marietta Parkway two lanes and one on-ramp lane will close from 9 p.m., Friday until 7 a.m., Saturday;

· Pipeline construction will require one lane closure at SR 237/Piedmont Road and Habersham Road from 8 a.m., until 5 p.m., Saturday;

· One lane will close on SR 10/ Freedom Parkway at US 78/US 278/ Ponce de Leon Avenue daily from 8 a.m., until 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; and finally

· On SR 154/ Memorial Drive, one lane will close between Moreland Avenue and Wilkinson Drive and one lane will close on SR 154/ Memorial Drive between East Lake Drive and Candler Road both closures are from 9 a.m., until 3 p.m., Saturday.

Drive safely this weekend!

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Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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