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Weekend roadwork – Avoid I-20

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Weekend roadwork – Avoid I-20

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Disruptive road work on I-20 continues this weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation says.

“Three Interstate Highway 20 construction projects – one on the westside; one eastside and one in downtown Atlanta – will continue this weekend, weather permitting,” the advisory from GDOT says. “Accordingly, the Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists simply to stay off this interstate if possible.”

According to GDOT, delays are likely east of the downtown connector and in Newton County. There’s also a high chance of heavy traffic in both directions of I-20 in Douglas County, GDOT says.

More from GDOT:

– On I-20 in Newton, two eastbound left lanes between Almon and Alcovy roads will be closed continuously from 9 pm Friday until 5 am Monday. Long delays are expected.
– In Douglas County, two I-20 lanes in both directions between State Route 5 and Liberty Road will be closed from 7 pm, Friday, until 5 am, Monday. Again, significant back-ups are probable.
– Downtown, overnight restriping of I-20 eastbound between Windsor Street and Boulevard continues; three lanes will be closed from 8 pm, Friday, until 6 am, Saturday; then again during the same overnight time periods Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT also advises that there will be sign work on I-285 north at South Cobb Parkway that, “will require intermittent double-lane closures during the weekend, but two lanes will always remain open to traffic.”

Then there will be work in the north and southbound directions of U.S. Highway 41/State Road 3 in Canton Road in Cobb County, starting at 7 pm May 30 until 5 am June 2. Crews will close one lane of traffic in the north and southbound directions, GDOT says.

GDOT announcement provided by the office of DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson.