Weekend roadwork – Projects on I-20, I-285Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atlanta_75.85.jpg
Road crews will be working on I-20 downtown and I-285 this weekend, and it could create some delays.
The Georgia Department of Transportation released its list of weekend projects, with the caveat that thunderstorms in the forecast could put those projects on hold.
Here’s the list of GDOT projects for this weekend:
– On I-20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, two westbound (WB) inside (left) lanes between Conyers and Covington will be closed continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday. Long delays are expected. A separate bridge reconstruction project at the Alcovy River east of Covington has one of two eastbound (EB) I-20 lanes closed until further notice.
– In Douglas County, two westbound (WB) I-20 lanes between State Route 5 and Liberty Road will be closed from 9 p.m., until 5 a.m., each overnight (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Again, significant traffic delays are possible.
-Downtown, overnight restriping of I-20 westbound (WB) exit and entrance ramps between Flat Shoals Road and the Downtown Connector will take place nightly but at least one lane of each ramp will remain open at all times. There will be no restriping activities on I-20 itself so as not to interfere with traffic to and from the Atlanta Braves’ baseball games at Turner Field.
– On northwest Interstate Highway 285 in Cobb County, there will be intermittent traffic pacing in both directions in the vicinity of the Atlanta Road Interchange from 6 a.m., until Noon, Saturday, as workers prepare for a reconstruction of that interchange. Nightly work on various sign construction projects north of this area will continue as well – closing two lanes in each direction between New Northside Drive and Interstate Highway 75 and three Eastbound (EB) lanes between Riverside Drive and the Glenwood Connector.
– Finally, work will continue throughout the weekend on the reconstruction of the U.S. Highway 41/State Route 3 at Canton Road in Cobb. Canton Road will be closed at this location from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday.
Source: The Georgia Department of Transportation