ATLANTA -- Georgia DOT is taking advantage of a favorable weather forecast this weekend to make progress on several construction projects and maintenance activities in several locations around metro Atlanta.
Most of the lane closures are scheduled in the overnight hours but the biggest impact to traffic will be in the I-85 corridor, north of the city.
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"I think we have a good-weather weekend to get some work done," said District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle. "If you are out in the overnight hours you need to plan ahead because that's when most of the work is happening. The only real daytime traffic delays I foresee will be on I-85 near Lenox."
The work on I-85 to which Pringle is referring is sign work that will require a double left lane closure in both directions all weekend between Clairmont Road and Lenox Road. Delays are expected and motorists should plan ahead to avoid traffic.
Much more work will be occurring during the nights. Three left northbound lanes on I-75/85, from MLK, Jr. Drive to Pine Street, will be closed for sign work each night. A triple left lane closure will be in place overnights on I-285 westbound from Northside Drive to Hollowell Parkway for sign replacements. Also nightly, one right lane will be closed on the downtown connector southbound at MLK, Jr. Drive for bridge painting. These closures are only scheduled in the overnight hours (9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.). The lanes will be open during the day.
Various single lane closures will be in place in and around the State Route 400/I-85 Interchange project on routes including the Buford-Spring Connector (SR13), Cheshire Bridge Road, Sidney Marcus Boulevard and on State Route 400. Some of these closures are during the day and some are at night.
Additionally, there will be rolling lane closures on the interstates across the metro area each night for sweeping operations.