Motorists traveling around Intown can expect delays and closures as road work and the big Atlanta Pride celebration intersect this weekend. According to a report from the GDOT, motorists traveling around the Buford Highway/Sidney Marcus/Cheshire Bridge Road/Lenox Road area should be aware that many of the surface streets in that area will have lane closures for work related to the I-85/State Route 400 Interchange project.

Additionally, single lane closures will be in place in various locations around I-285, on I-75 and on I-20 for drain cleaning and shoulder sweeping.

Further north, there will be a complete closure of State Route 120 ALT over I-75 and the ramps leading to it all weekend, motorists from the north can expect overnight lane closures on I-75 southbound in Cobb County as well with double lane closures from Chastain Road to State Route 5, weather permitting.

Beginning tonight, and for the next five weekends, the Georgia DOT will completely close the North Marietta Parkway (SR 120 ALT), also referred to as the North Marietta Parkway or North Loop, from US 41/SR 3 to Gresham Road/Wallace Road to make necessary concrete repairs. The closures will also include the SR 120 interchange at I-75. Detours will be in place and major delays in the area are expected. The work is expected to be completed by November 11, weather permitting. The closures will only be in place on the weekends. State Route 120 and the interchange will be open on the weekdays.

Also in Cobb County, crews will also be making concrete repairs in the two left lanes on I-75 southbound from Chastain Road to State Route 5. Those lanes will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night.

Piedmont Park will be jam-packed for this weekend’s Atlanta Pride celebration and Peachtree Street and parts of 10th Street will be closed on Sunday for the 1 p.m. Pride Parade that steps off from the Civic Center MARTA station. Assembly for the parade begins at 10 a.m. on West Peachtree at Ralph McGill at the MARTA station so expect closures and delays there, too.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.