GDOT: Lane closures on Downtown Connector and I-285 this weekend

Posted by Dena Mellick August 21, 2015
Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is warning of construction projects on the Downtown Connector and I-285 this weekend. The work will cause lane closures, which will lead to delays. Its warning drivers to be careful in work zones.

Here’s the full list of weekend work:

· On I-75/I-85, four northbound and southbound lanes will close from 10th/14th/ 17th Street to Abernathy Boulevard from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Additionally, part of the ramp from I-75/I-85 southbound to I-20 eastbound will close from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for bridge work;

· On I-285, one northbound and southbound lane and part of the entrance and exit ramps from SR 12/ US 278/ Covington Highway 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, two southbound and two northbound lanes will close from the I-85 interchange to South Atlanta Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· One eastbound and one westbound lane will close on I-285 at Flat Shoals Road from 9 p.m., Saturday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· On U.S. 78, one eastbound and one westbound lane will close from Montreal Road to Memorial Drive nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· On Georgia (State Route) 400, one northbound and one southbound lane will close at Northridge from 10 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

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

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

· On I-85, three northbound and southbound lanes will close from SR 139/ Riverdale Road to Cleveland Avenue nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for striping;

· Sign structure work on I-75 will require two southbound lane closures and one northbound lane closure at the SR 120 Loop / North Marietta Parkway from 8 p.m., Sunday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· The Express Lanes project will require two lane closures on I-75 northbound and southbound at Hickory Grove Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Sunday;

· Work on the Express Lanes will also require part of the I-285 westbound collector-distributer lane to I-75 southbound to close from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., 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.

GDOT also said there are some big weekend events that could impact your drive:

Philips Arena: Luke Bryan “Kick the Dust Up” Tour (Estimated Attendance: 15,000)

Friday, August 21, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday, August 22, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Georgia Dome: Corky Kell Classic (Estimated Attendance: 10,000)

Friday, August 21, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Piedmont Park: Festival Peachtree Latino (Estimated Attendance: 15,000)

Saturday, August 22, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

About Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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