GDOT: Lane closures on I-75 and I-285

Posted by Dena Mellick November 20, 2015
I-285 Source: Google Maps

I-285 Source: Google Maps

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is doing more work this weekend on the I-75 Express Lanes and I-285. Lane closures will mean delays for drivers, so be prepared. There are also lots of events happening downtown, including the Falcons game Sunday afternoon, so expect delays, and take MARTA if you can.

Here is the full list of planned work this weekend:

• The Express Lanes project will require a traffic detour at I-75 southbound and the Canton Road Connector. Canton Road Connector traffic traveling I-75 southbound will be directed to take the I-75 northbound ramp to travel northbound to Barrett Parkway (Exit 269). Traffic will then be directed to turn left on Barrett Parkway followed by another left to then enter I-75 Southbound via the ramp from Barrett Parkway. The detour will take place from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Saturday;

• On I-575, one northbound and one southbound lane will close between Bells Ferry Road and SR 92/Alabama Road nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

• One northbound and one southbound lane will close on I-75 between Chastain Road and Wade Green Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Saturday;

• Lastly, the Express Lanes project will require two northbound and two southbound lanes closures on I-75 at Windy Hill Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Saturday;

• The South Metro Express Lanes project will require one southbound lane closure on I-75 between Jonesboro Road and Hudson Bridge Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 12 p.m., Saturday;

• Sign structure work will require one southbound lane to close on I-75 between the SR 5/ SR 5 Spur/Canton Road Connector and the I-575 interchange from 7 a.m., until 3:30 p.m., Saturday;

• Sign structure work will also require one lane to close on I-75 southbound between Cumberland Boulevard and the I-285 interchange from 7 a.m., until 5 p.m., Saturday;

• Additionally, sign structure work will require one lane to close on I-75 northbound between Chastain Road and Wade Green Road from 7 a.m., until 5 p.m., Saturday;

• Lastly, sign structure work will require one lane to close on I-75 northbound between Wade Green Road and SR 92/Alabama Road from 7 a.m., until 5 p.m., Sunday;

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

• One lane will close on Dawson Boulevard (the I-85 access road) between the Tom Moreland Interchange (Spaghetti Junction) and Pleasant Hill Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

• One eastbound lane and the on and off ramps will close on I-20 between Almon Road and SR 12/U.S. 278 continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

• On the southwest side of I-285, two westbound collector-distributer lanes will close at the I-85 interchange. One lane will close on I-285 eastbound and one lane will close on the I-285 eastbound collector-distributer lanes at the I-75 interchange from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

• On I-285, two northbound lanes to close between SR 8/ Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and South Atlanta Road and two southbound lanes will close between the I-85 interchange and Washington Road from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m. Monday;

• Up to three northbound and three southbound lanes will close on the Eastside Perimeter (I-285) between Chamblee Tucker Road and the I-20 interchange from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for corrective striping work;

• Rolling lane closures on Georgia (State Route) 400 will require one northbound and one southbound lane to close between Lenox Road and SR 140/ Holcomb Bridge Road nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for striping;

• On Atlanta Road over I-285, one eastbound and one westbound lane will close from 9 p.m., Friday until 12 p.m., Saturday;

• One lane will close at the intersection of SR 237/Piedmont Road and Habersham Road from 8 a.m., until 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday;

• One lane will close on SR 155/Candler Road between McAfee Road and Memorial Drive from 8 a.m., until 5 p.m., Saturday for striping;

• Striping work will require various lane closure on SR 54/ Jonesboro Road between Citizens Parkway and Oxford Drive from 9 a.m., until 5 a.m., Monday;

• On SR 166/Campbellton Road/Langford Parkway, one eastbound lane and one westbound lane will close between Barge Road and Sylvan Road nightly from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday; and finally
• One lane will close on SR 279/Old National Highway from the Fayette County line to SR 14/ US 29/ Roosevelt Highway from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday.

Here are the special events planned this weekend:

Downtown Hotels

American Academy of Religion (Estimated Attendance:  10,000)

Friday, November 20, 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, November 21, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, November 22, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

 

Georgia Dome

GA State vs. South Alabama (Estimated Attendance:  10,000)

Saturday, November 21, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Falcons vs. Colts (Estimated Attendance:  65,000)

Sunday, November 22, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Phillips Arena

WWE Survivor Series (Estimated Attendance:  14,000)

Sunday, November 22, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

About Dena Mellick

Dena Mellick is the Associate Editor of Decaturish.com.

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