Transportation officials are warning drivers that this weekend, once again, they should expect lengthy delays on I-285 because of repaving.

“It would be wise to seek alternate routes if you don’t have to be in the area,” Georgia DOT District Construction Engineer Lee Upkins said in a press release. “If you do, give yourself extra time to navigate the work zones.”

DOT officials have issued similar warnings over the past several weekends because of a continuing repaving project.

A number of ramps in both directions will be closed at various times throughout the weekend, Georgia DOT said. Construction and maintenance work will also be underway on several state routes around metro Atlanta throughout the weekend, the transportation agency said.

Other projects affecting traffic this weekend include bridge work on Ga. 400 northbound (from I-85 to Sidney Marcus Boulevard and around I-85/Peachtree Road); Ga. 400 southbound (from Lenox Road to Sidney Marcus Boulevard and around I-85/Peachtree Road) and work around the Sidney Marcus Boulevard/Ga. 13 intersection, the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts said in a press release.

Here’s a list of areas in Fulton and DeKalb counties that Georgia DOT said would be closed for work during the weekend:

Fulton

Ga. 141 from Roxboro Road to Stratford Road, single right lane closed for road improvements;

Sidney Marcus Boulevard, from Ga. 400 to Buford Highway, flagging for construction activities;

 

Ga. 13 from I-85to Lenox Road, flagging operations for various construction activities;

Ga. 400 from I-85 to Sidney Marcus Blvd, shoulder closed for building bridge foundations;

Ga. 400, from Lenox Road to Sidney Marcus Boulevard, right shoulder of ramp closed for bridge foundation construction;

Ga. 400, from milepost 8 to Abernathy Road, one right lane closed for construction activities;

Sidney Marcus Blvd from Ga. 400 to Buford Highway, single left lane closed for bridge construction operations;  

Ga.13 from I-85 to Sidney Marcus Blvd, single right lane closed for bridge construction operations;

Cheshire Bridge Road from Buford Highway to Lindbergh Drive, single right lane closed for bridge construction operations;

Ga. 120 from North Point Parkway to Big Creek Greenway, middle lanes closed for intersection reconstruction;

Ga. 9 from Carpenter Drive to Abernathy Road, single lane closed in either direction at various times for milling and paving operations;

Ga. 400 near Peachtree Road/I-85, single left lane closed for construction on bridge bents;

Ga. 400, from I-85 to Sidney Marcus Boulevard, single right lane closed for construction on bridge bents;

Ga. 400 near I-85/Peachtree Road, single left lane closed for bridge bent construction;

I-285/Ga. 400 near Ga. 400/Glenridge, ramps closed from I-285 to Ga. 400 in both directions for resurfacing operations;

I-285 near Roswell Road, ramps closed for resurfacing operations;

Ga. 400 near Sidney Marcus Blvd, single right lane closed for bridge bent construction.

DeKalb

Ga. 42, from N. Druid Hills Rd. to Briarcliff Rd., right shoulder closed for intersection improvements;

Ga. 155, at North Decatur Road, single right lane closed for installing and replacing gas valves;

I-285 from Ashford-Dunwoody Road to Long Island Bridge, three right lanes closed for resurfacing operations.

Joe Earle

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