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Weekend roadwork – Your mom will hate I-20

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Weekend roadwork – Your mom will hate I-20

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Editor’s note: Also, don’t forget, there is major MARTA track work planned for May 10 and 11. For more details, click here

The Georgia Department of Transportation says travel on I-20 isn’t a good idea this weekend. Roadwork on Georgia highways will mean several lane closures and long delays.

“The three projects on I-20 continue this weekend and if you want to keep mom smiling and ensure that you are still her “favorite” – stay off I-20 through Atlanta and the suburbs,” the announcement from GDOT says. “Big delays are expected eastbound in Rockdale and Newton counties on the east side and westbound in Douglas County on the west side all weekend and overnight striping inside the perimeter continues as well, weather permitting.”

Here’s GDOT’s list of projects:

– GDOT will continue resurfacing on I-20 east bound from State Route 138 to Alcovy Road. There will be two left lane closures from 9 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday. “Long delays are expected,” GDOT says.

– Another I-20 resurfacing project on the west side of Atlanta will involve one westbound right lane closure from State Route 5 to Liberty Road from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday, GDOT says.

– Overnight striping work inside the perimeter will continue this weekend, GDOT says. Crews will close three right westbound lanes from Moreland Avenue to Capital Avenue from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Saturday.  GDOT says, “Saturday and Sunday nights, three right eastbound lanes will be closed from McDaniel Street to Moreland Avenue beginning at 8 pm each night and wrapping up at 6 am the next day. GDOT and the contractor will be sure the lanes are open to accommodate traffic to and from the Braves games this weekend.”

– Also, State Route 9 near Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza will be closed from 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday due to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. All traffic will be detoured, GDOT says.