GDOT: Weekend construction, delays expected on I-75, I-285

Posted by Dena Mellick August 28, 2015
I-285 Source: Google Maps

I-285 Source: Google Maps

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) says to look out for construction work that may cause traffic and delays on I-75 and I-285 this weekend. Drivers should be aware of lane closures and are advised to slow down in work zones.

Here’s the list of planned work this weekend:

· On I-285, three northbound and three southbound lanes will close from SR 10/ Memorial Drive to East Ponce de Leon/ Church Street nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for striping;

· On the southwest side of 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-85 interchange to Bolton Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Three lanes will close on I-285 northbound and southbound at Atlanta Road and one eastbound and one westbound lane will close on Atlanta Road nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· Two eastbound lanes will close on I-285 at Flat Shoals Road from 9 p.m., Saturday until 5 a.m., Monday for paving and bridge work;

· One southbound lane will close on Georgia (State Route) 400 from the MARTA North Springs Station to Abernathy Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 12 p.m., Saturday;

· Various lanes will close on Northridge Road over Georgia (State Route) 400 from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Saturday;

· 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 eastbound lanes will close 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, two 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;

· On I-75, two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will close at the SR 5/I-575 interchange from 8 p.m., Sunday until 5 a.m., Monday;

· The Express Lanes project will require one lane closure on the I-75 northbound ramp to I-285 eastbound from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Sunday;

· On I-575, the Express Lanes project will require two northbound and two southbound lane closures at Chastain Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 12 p.m., Saturday;

· Work on the Express Lanes project will require a pacing operation on the I-285 eastbound collector-distributer lanes from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Sunday;

· Lastly, the Express Lanes will also require part of the ramp from I-75 southbound to I-285 to close from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Sunday (see detour map);

· All northbound and southbound lanes will close on SR 14/ SR 139/ Roosevelt Highway from Princeton Avenue to Gateway Boulevard from 12 p.m., until 3 p.m., Saturday for a parade; 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.

GDOT also noted these special events could cause traffic tie-ups:

Turner Field: Braves vs. Yankees (Estimated Attendance: 44,000)

Friday, August 28, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday, August 29, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Sunday, August 30, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Grant Park: Summer Shade Festival (Estimated Attendance: 30,000)

Saturday, August 29, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday, August 30, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Phillips Arena: Motley Crue “The Final Tour” with Alice Cooper (Estimated Attendance: 16,000)

Sunday, August 30, 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Drive safely this weekend!

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Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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