GDOT warns of weekend construction work on I-285, I-75

Posted by Dena Mellick January 22, 2016
Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) wants drivers to watch out for construction this weekend. Work is being done on the I-75 Express Lanes and I-285. There is also the possibility of some winter weather for drivers to contend with this weekend.


Here’s the full list of planned work from GDOT:

• Work on the South Metro Express Lanes will require one northbound lane and shoulder closure on I-675 at SR 138/ Stockbridge Road continuously from 7 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday;

• Sign structure work will require one northbound and one southbound lane closure between SR 120 Loop/ South Marietta Parkway and SR 120 Loop/North Marietta Parkway from 6 a.m., until 5 p.m., Saturday;

• Additionally, sign structure work on I-285 will require two westbound lane closures between SR 139/Riverdale Road and the I-85 interchange from 12 p.m., Saturday until 5 a.m., Monday;

• Lastly, sign structure work on I-285 will require one westbound lane closure at SR 54/Jonesboro Road from 9 a.m., until 12 p.m., Saturday;

• On I-20, one eastbound lane and the shoulder will close between SR 70/Fulton Industrial Boulevard and the I-285 interchange from 9 p.m., Friday until 7 p.m., Sunday;

• Also on I-20, two eastbound lanes will close between SR 139/ Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard from 10 p.m., Friday until 7 p.m., Sunday;

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

• The I-20 westbound ramp to Capitol Avenue will be closed for the 5th Annual “Hot Chocolate Atlanta 15K/5K” from 7 a.m., until 11 a.m., Sunday.

Drivers should also be aware of these events going on in the city:

Philips Arena

Women of Faith “Loved:  The Farewell Tour” (Estimated Attendance:  18,000 Each Day)

Friday, January 22, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 23, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuner Field

Hot Chocolate 5k (Estimated Attendance:  25,000)

Saturday, January 23, 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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