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Weekend roadwork – GDOT has light schedule

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Weekend roadwork – GDOT has light schedule

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

Atlanta Downtown Connector. Source: Wikimedia commons

The state of Georgia is giving back to school shoppers a break this weekend with its sales tax holiday, and the Department of Transportation is following its lead.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it will have a light schedule for weekend roadwork, which means fewer lane closures.

“Beginning at 8 am (Friday) and continuing through 10 p.m., Saturday, there will be no lane closures on interstate highways, freeways or major state routes within five miles of malls and other major shopping districts,” the announcement from GDOT says.

“The sales tax holiday is an opportunity for Georgians to save a little money during these challenging economic times,” DOT Commissioner Keith Golden said in a press release. “The Department is glad to offer some relief from lane closures as families prepare for school.”

There will be one project in Midtown. Contractors are going to resurface the Buford Spring Connector ramp to I-85 northbound, and one lane will be open during this project.

However, there will be some “testing” on Metro area highways next week as part of plans to rebuild the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange.

More from GDOT:

Testing in advance of the planned reconstruction of the I-285/Georgia 400 interchange will necessitate the following lane closures:

· Three eastbound left lanes of I-285 between Riverside Drive and Peachtree Dunwoody Road from 9 pm Monday, until 5 am, Tuesday;

· Two westbound left lanes of I-285 between Peachtree Dunwoody and Lake Forest Drive from 9 pm, Tuesday, until 5 am, Wednesday; and

· One southbound GA 400 left lane between Hammond Drive and the Glenridge Connector and also the I-285 westbound ramp to southbound GA 400 from 9 pm, Wednesday, until 5 am, Thursday.