Posts tagged with "Georgia Department of Transportation"

Georgia Department of Transportation suspends roadwork for holidays

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 23, 2015

Wise men traveling to mangers, take note. There will be no roadwork over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Georgia Department of Transportation says. “Georgia DOT is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates, major state routes or roads near major shopping areas,” a press release from GDOT says. “(There will be no construction-related closures) from […]

Expect delays as metro Atlanta roadwork continues this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 18, 2015

Drivers traveling on Atlanta-area roadways should prepare for delays this weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation says. “Construction on the I-75 Express Lanes projects and I-285 will require lane closures, which, in turn, are likely to result in delays,” the announcement from GDOT says. “Motorists are advised to exercise caution by reducing speed while driving […]

Georgia DOT: Work on I-75, I-285 continues this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 3, 2015

Following a Thanksgiving weekend hiatus, the Georgia Department of Transportation is back on the job. GDOT says there will lane closures and delays due to construction of the I-75 express lanes and work on I-285. Here’s the full to-do list, courtesy of GDOT: – The Express Lanes project will require a traffic detour at I-75 […]

I-75 express lane projects will require lane closure this weekend

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 2, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation says that construction related to the I-75 express lanes and state routes will require lane closures this weekend. Proceed with caution. Here is the list of projects on the to-do list for this weekend: – One lane and the off-ramps will close on I-75 southbound at SR 120 Loop/ North […]

GDOT alert: Weekend construction to close lanes on I-285

Posted by Dena Mellick July 17, 2015

Georgia’s Department of Transportation (GDOT) says drivers should be aware of weekend construction happening on I-285. Lanes will be closed, which will lead to delays, GDOT says. There are also some events this weekend that will potentially cause traffic problems. Concerts are happening at Lakewood Amphitheatre Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. There will also be Braves games […]

GDOT alert: Weekend construction and lane closures on I-285

Posted by Dena Mellick June 5, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is warning drivers to avoid traveling on Interstate 285 this weekend. Projects on the interstate will require lane closures and delays. There are also some big events happening around town that will cause traffic snags. Here is GDOT’s list of those events: Turner Field Braves vs. Pirates (EA: 23,000 Each Day) […]

GDOT gets green light on I-285/GA400 project

Posted by Dena Mellick May 27, 2015

GDOT has received the green light to move forward on a project to improve the I-285/GA400 interchange. A press release from GDOT says it has secured environmental impact clearances from the Federal Highway Administration. The approval of two environmental documents clears the way for the project to move forward. GDOT explained in the release, “Estimated at $1.1 billion for […]

GDOT says traffic fatalities up in Georgia this year

Posted by Dena Mellick May 14, 2015

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) says traffic fatalities are up in Georgia, and it’s launched a safety campaign to talk about simple changes drivers can make to prevent deadly crashes. GDOT reports traffic fatalities in the state were up 25 percent in the first quarter compared to 2014. In a video on GDOT’s website, GDOT Commissioner […]

GDOT issues warning about black ice

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 26, 2015

Be careful on the roads tomorrow if you’re driving around in northeast Georgia. With temperatures expected to fall below freezing at 3 am tomorrow, Jan. 27, there’s a possibility that the moisture could freeze and create a condition known as black ice on metro Atlanta roadways, the Georgia Department of Transportation says. Here is the […]

Lawsuit: Operator of train that hit a MARTA bus seeks $1 million in damages

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 29, 2014

This story has been updated.  The operator of a train that collided with a MARTA bus in Decatur on May 22, 2013 has filed a lawsuit against several defendants, including the city of Decatur, seeking $1 million in damages. Early that morning, a MARTA bus became stuck on the tracks at the crossing on McDonough […]

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