GDOT alert: weekend construction planned on I-285, Downtown Connector

Posted by Dena Mellick July 10, 2015
Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is warning of work on the Downtown Connector and I-285 this weekend.

Construction projects will require lane closures, which could lead to delays. GDOT is also warning of traffic related to two weekend events: The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart and the Atlanta Street Food Festival at Piedmont Park.

Here’s GDOT’s full list of planned interstate work this weekend:

· On I-75/I-85, three southbound lanes will close from the Brookwood Split to the Grady Curve from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for striping;

· The same work will require three lane closures on I-75/I-85 northbound from Freedom Parkway to North Avenue from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Traffic will shift on the I-75/I-85 southbound ramp to I-20 eastbound from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday. The interchange will remain open during work;

· On I-285, one northbound lane will close from SR 260/ Glenwood Road to Northlake Parkway and three southbound lanes will close from the U.S. 78 interchange to SR 260/ Glenwood Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Work on I-285 northbound will require two lane closures from SR 6/ Camp Creek Parkway to Cascade Road and from Bolton Road to South Atlanta Road continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday

· Two southbound lanes will close on I-285 from South Atlanta Road to Bolton Road and SR 139/ Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to SR 6/ Camp Creek Parkway from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· On I-285, two eastbound lanes will close from Glenridge Drive to GA (State Route) 400 from 7:30 p.m., Friday until 7 a.m., Saturday;

· Two northbound and two southbound lanes will close on Georgia (State Route) 400 at Northridge Road continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Two lanes will close on GA (State Route) 400 southbound from Lenox Road to Sidney Marcus Boulevard from 8 a.m., until 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday;

· On I-20, three eastbound lanes will close from Langhorn Street to McDaniel Street from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Two lanes will close on I-20 eastbound from Six Flags Parkway to Fulton Industrial Boulevard from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Two westbound lanes on I-20 will close from Alcovy Road to SR 12/US 278 from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

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

· One lane will close on the I-85 northbound ramp to I-285 westbound from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

· One lane will also close on the I-85 northbound ramp to I-285 eastbound from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday

· One lane will close on the I-285 eastbound ramp to I-85 southbound from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

· On U.S. 78, two eastbound lanes will close from the I-285 interchange to Mountain Industrial Boulevard and two westbound lanes will close from Memorial Drive to Brockett Road nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· The Express Lanes project will require a pacing operation on I-75 southbound at the I-285 interchange from 12 a.m. until 1 a.m., Saturday;

· On I-75 northbound, the Express Lanes project will also require one lane closure from Windy Hill Road to SR 280/ Delk Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 10 a.m., Saturday;

· The Express Lanes project will also require one lane closure on I-575 northbound at Bells Ferry Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 10 a.m., Saturday;

· Lastly, the Express Lanes project will require one lane closure on I-285 westbound at the I-75 interchange from 9 p.m., Friday until 10 a.m., Saturday;

· Work on the South Metro Express Lanes will require one lane closure on I-75 southbound from the I-675 interchange to Mt. Zion Boulevard continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 7 a.m., Monday for sign work;

· The same work will require one lane closure on I-75 northbound from the I-675 interchange to Mt. Zion Boulevard continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· One northbound lane will close on I-75 from SR 20/ SR 81 to Jonesboro Road continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· 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;

· 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; and finally

· One lane will close on SR 155/Candler Road from McAfee Road to Whites Mill Road from 9 a.m., until 4 p.m., Saturday for sidewalk work.

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