Crews will work on I-75, I-285 this weekend, NAACP march also planned

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 7, 2015
Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

The Georgia Department of Transportation will have crews on projects along I-75 and I-285 this weekend and there will be lane closures as a result.

Also, GDOT wants drivers to be aware: there will be a “Journey for Justice” march organized by the NAACP taking place over the next few days.

“The Georgia DOT reminds motorists of the NAACP’s Journey for Justice march which will enter Georgia on Saturday, August 8 in West Point Georgia,” the notice from GDOT says. “The march will continue throughout the state on various state and city routes until August 18 at the Georgia/South Carolina border. Motorists are asked to exercise caution when traveling through the designated and approved routes for the marchers.”

The march schedule is as follows …

Highlighted below are the dates and route locations for Metro Atlanta:

Day 1 – 8/8/2015

–          Entering the state: North on US 29 (GA 14; 3rd Ave)

–          Right (East) on West 7th St (US 29)

–          Continue onto East 10th Street (US 29) and go over the river

–          Left (North) on West Point Road (US 29) (GA 14) to La Grange

–          Left (North) on Morgan Street in La Grange

–          Right (East) on Commerce Ave

–          Follow US 29 (GA 14) to Davis Road intersection

–          Approximately 7/10 mile east of Davis Road on US 29 (GA 14) marks 20 miles from start

Day 2 – 8/9/2015

–          US 29 (GA 14) northeast to Hogansville, straight through town

–          US 29 (GA 14) northeast toward Grantville

–          Just southeast of Grantville, bear right on US 29 (GA 14) toward I-85 and Moreland

–          Approximately 2.6 miles north of I-85 on US 29 (GA 14) at Lamb Road marks 40 miles from start

Day 3 – 8/10/2015

–          Stay on US 29 (GA 14) northeast toward Moreland

–          Approximately 9/10 mile, intersect with US 27

–          Left on US 27 toward Newnan

–          Come in to Newnan on Greenville Street,

–          Continue straight onto Jefferson Street

–          Left onto Clark Street

–          Right on US 29 (GA 14)

–          Approximately 3.2 miles north of GA 154 marks 60 miles from start

Day 4 – 8/11/2015

–          Continue on US 29 (GA 14) northeast straight through Palmetto

–          Continue on US 29 (GA 14) northeast straight through Fairburn

–          In approximately 7.2 miles from Highway 92, marchers will travel under I-285

–          Continue on US 29 (GA 14; Roosevelt Hwy)

–          Continue on US 29 (GA 14; Main Street) through College Park

–          Approximately 1.8 miles north of Camp Creek Parkway marks 80 miles from start

Day 5 – 8/12/2015

–          Continue on US 29 (GA 14; Main Street) northbound

–          Approximately 2.2 miles, travel over GA 166

–          Left (West) on Ralph David Abernathy

–          Right (North) on Joseph E Lowery

–          Right (East) on Fair Street

–          Left (North) on Walker Street

–          Immediate right (East) on Fair Street

–          Left (North) on Peters Street

–          Continue across Spring Street onto Trinity Avenue.

–          Left (East) on Memorial Drive

–          Immediate left (North) on Capitol Avenue

–          Continue across MLK Jr Drive onto Piedmont Avenue

–          Continue across Edgewood Avenue

–          Right (East) on Auburn Avenue

–          Continue on Auburn Avenue (marchers will travel underneath I-85)

–          Left (North) on Boulevard

–          Right (East) on Irwin Street

–          Slight left (northeast) on Lake Avenue

–          Left (northeast) on Euclid Avenue

–          Left (North) on Moreland Avenue

–          Right (East) on US Hwy 78

–          Continue onto US 29 (GA 8; Lawrenceville Hwy) for approximately 7.3 miles (marchers will travel underneath I-285)

–          Approximately 0.88 miles past I-285 marks 100 miles from start

Day 6 – 8/13/2015

–          Continue US 29 (GA 8; Lawrenceville Hwy)

–          Turn left (North) at Hugh Howell Road to continue northbound on Lawrenceville Hwy

–          Continue on Lawrenceville Hwy through Lilburn

–          Continue on East Crogan Street to Lawrenceville

–          Continue on Winder Hwy through Lawrenceville

–          Approximately 2.07 miles past Buford Drive at Sweet Gum Road marks 120 miles from start

Day 7 – 8/14/2015 – NO MARCHING

Day 8 – 8/15/2015

–          Continue on Winder Hwy US 29 to GA 316

–          March across GA 316

–          Continue on Winder Hwy through Dacula

–          Continue on Atlanta Hwy (Athens Lawrenceville Hwy; E May Street) through Winder

–          Approximately 0.12 miles past Jackson Trail Rd marks 140 miles from start

Day 9 – 8/16/2015

–          Continue on Atlanta Hwy to Athens

–          Left (North) on North Lumpkin Street

–          Right (East) on Dougherty Street

–          Right (northeast) on Hull Rd

–          Left(northeast) on US 29 (GA 8)

–          Approximately 0.35 miles past Hull Rd marks 160 miles from start

Day 10 – 8/17/2015

–          Continue on US 29 (GA 8) through Danielsville around roundabout

–          Approximately 8.5 miles past the roundabout marks 180 miles from start

Day 11 – 8/18/2015

–          Continue on US 19 (GA 8; Royston Hwy) through Royston traveling over the Royston Bypass

–          Continue on US 19 (GA 8; Royston Hwy; Hartwell Street) through Eagle Grove

–          Right (East) on East Howell Street

–          Left (North) on North Richardson Street

–          Right (East) on East Franklin Street

–          Continue onto Anderson Hwy

–          Approximately 7.3 miles past E Franklin St at the river and the GA border marks 200 miles from start

Here’s the full list of traffic projects slated for this weekend, provided by GDOT:

– On SR 316, one westbound lane from Herrington Road to SR 120 and ramps at Sugarloaf Parkway, SR 120, and Riverside Parkway will close continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for resurfacing;

– On I-285 northbound, one lane and part of the entrance and exit ramps from SR 260/ Glenwood Road to Chamblee Tucker Road will close nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for striping;

– On the southwest side of I-285, one lane will close on the westbound collector-distributer lane at the I-85 interchange from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

– On I-285, two northbound lanes will close from SR 6/ Camp Creek Parkway to South Atlanta Road and two southbound lanes will close from SR 6/ Camp Creek Parkway to the I-20 interchange from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

– Two westbound lanes will close on I-20 from Langhorn Street to SR 139/ Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

– On I-20, two westbound lanes from Alcovy Road to SR 12/US 278 and the ramp from Alcovy Road to I-20 will close continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

– One northbound and one southbound lane will close on I-85 from SR 139/ Riverdale Road to Cleveland Avenue nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for striping;

– 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 northbound from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday;

– On U.S. 78, two westbound lanes will close from the I-285 interchange to Memorial Drive from 9 p.m., Friday until 9 a.m., Saturday;

– One lane will close on I-75 northbound at SR 5 SPUR from 9 a.m., until 1 p.m., Saturday for guardrail repairs

– Sign structure work will require two lane closures on I-75 northbound from SR 280/ Delk Road to Windy Hill Road  from 9 p.m., Friday until 7 a.m., Saturday;

– The Express Lanes project will require various lane closures on I-75 northbound and southbound at the Hickory Grove Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 10 a.m., Saturday to place beams;

– The Express Lanes project will also require one southbound lane to close on I-75 at SR 120/ North Marietta Parkway from 9 p.m., Friday until 10 a.m., Saturday;

– Lastly, the Express Lanes project will require I-285 westbound traffic to shift onto the I-285 collector-distributer lanes at the I-75 interchange from 9 p.m., Friday until 10 a.m., Saturday for a pacing operation;

– One lane will close on I-75 southbound from SR 138 to SR 155 from 9 p.m., Friday until 7 a.m., Monday for work on the South Metro Express Lanes;

– 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.

– One lane and shoulder will close on Georgia (State Route) 400 southbound at Northridge Road continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday.

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