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GDOT – expect ‘Big Delays’

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GDOT – expect ‘Big Delays’

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

The Georgia Department of Transportation has a big to-do list this weekend and is warning drivers to find alternate routes around some of the construction area.

According to GDOT,  workers will begin replacing overhead signs for the I-285-Georgia 400 interchange at 10 pm Friday, March 28. The work will take place on I-85 southbound starting a half mile north of Clairmont Road to North Druid Hills Road. GDOT will close four left lanes from midnight to 7 am on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, and midnight to 5 am on Monday, March 31. GDOT says the triple closures will also be in the left lanes and will remain in place throughout Saturday and Sunday.

“We apologize for the delays and there will be big delays,” District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a press release. “We understand that this is a Spring Break weekend for some folks but so are the next three or four weekends. This work has to happen for the project to move forward so anyone planning to go south on I-85 through that area, call 511 or look at a mapping web site before you leave home. Simply put, find an alternate route or expect very slow traffic.”

Other GDOT projects for the  weekend of March 28 through March 30 include:

– A double left lane closure on Georgia 400 southbound from Wieuca Road to Sidney Marcus Boulevard from 10 pm Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, until noon the following day. The work will allow MARTA to continue removing a pedestrian bridge in the area.

– There will be triple left lane closures on I-285 in both directions between Cobb Parkway and Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The closures are for sign replacements. The closures will be in place from 9 pm to 5 am. All lanes will be open during the day.

– There will be work on I-20 in Douglas County, and GDOT will close two left lanes in both directions between Liberty Road and State Route 5 from 8 pm until 8 am. The work is to allow workers to install concrete slab replacements.