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GDOT – Avoid the west side of I-285 this weekend

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GDOT – Avoid the west side of I-285 this weekend

I-285 Source: Google Maps
Source: Google Maps

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Major work on I-285 will require lane closures in both directions, and will create heavy delays, the Georgia Department of Transportation says.

“We realize the I-285 work has been going on for some time,and we truly are appreciative of the cooperation and patience the public has shown,” Georgia DOT Metro Atlanta Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a press release. “I would just ask for their continued forbearance; replacing and repairing the concrete there now will save the taxpayers millions of dollars in the long term.”

Among the projects:

– Starting at 9 pm Friday through 5 am Monday, there will be a continuous closure of two southbound outer loop lanes between South Cobb Drive and Bolton Road.

– There will be a closure of two northbound lanes between South Cobb and Paces Ferry Road from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Monday.

– There will be a closure of two southbound lanes between Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive from 7 am until 7 pm on Sunday.  “This area encompasses the I-285 interchange with Interstate 20 and significant congestion is possible – on both Interstates in the vicinity of their interchange,” GDOT notes.

– There will also be some I-285 sign structure work. Crews will close two northbound lanes and one southbound lane between Bolton Road and Hollowell Parkway between 9 pm Friday and 5 am Monday

– On the I-285 west bound, top end, there will be two lanes closed between Buford Highway and Chamblee Dunwoody Road, from 9 pm Friday until 5 am Monday. The closures will be for sign installation.

“The Department and its contractors will closely coordinate these various jobs but congestion likely will be unavoidable,” the press release from GDOT says. “Those who must travel on westside I-285 and the Top End should call 511 or consult 511ga.org  before departing to learn current work status and traffic conditions.”

There are also a few non-I-285 related projects of note:

– Crews will close one lane of I-75 northbound between Howell Mill and Moores Mill all weekend for drainage work.

– There will be one lane closed from 7 am to 7 pm Saturday and Sunday on GA 400 between Sidney Marcus Boulevard and the former Toll Plaza.

– On Georgia (State Route) 400, one lane between Sidney Marcus Boulevard and the former Toll Plaza area will be closed from 7 am, to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday.