Following an extended holiday hiatus from construction-related lane closures, work resumes tonight and this weekend on limited stretches of Interstate 85 and the Buford-Spring Connector.

Weather permitting, Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will close both the north and southbound HOV (high occupancy vehicle) lanes on I-85 from 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m.  tomorrow between the Clairmont and Lenox/Cheshire Bridge interchanges. Workers will be preparing footings for sign structures related to the soon-to-open I-85/Georgia 400 interchange flyover ramps.

Beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, and continuing throughout the weekend until 5 a.m., Monday, Jan. 6, these HOV lanes and their adjacent lanes in both directions in the same corridor will be closed for similar work. In addition, the inside (left) shoulders of I-85 in both directions in this corridor will be closed continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, until February 7 for the same work.

Another Georgia DOT contractor plans, weather permitting, to continuously close one inside (left) lane of Buford-Spring/State Route 13 in both directions from 9 p.m., Friday, until 5 a.m., Monday, between Monroe Drive and Lindbergh Road for bridge joints replacement. (One lane in each direction will remain open throughout this period.)

Motorists are advised to proceed cautiously in these construction work zones.

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.