atlanta-traffic1-150x150The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is advising motorists to avoid I-20 if at all possible this weekend as road work resumes. Expect heavy backups around the Boulevard, Candler Road and Fulton Industrial exits, as well as in Newton and Douglas counties.

In Downtown, restriping on I-20 eastbound  will see three lanes shut down starting at 8 p.m. tonight, May 30, until 6 a.m. on Saturday morning and the same hours from Saturday night to Sunday morning. All projects are weather permitting.

To get a better idea of what’s happening on the interstates, GDOT has launched 16 new Twitter accounts for traffic alerts major roadways around metro Atlanta:

I-75 in metro Atlanta: @GDOT_I75_ATL

I-85 in metro Atlanta: @GDOT_I85_ATL

I-285 in metro Atlanta: @GDOT_I285_ATL

I-20 in metro Atlanta: @GDOT_I20_ATL

SR 400 in metro Atlanta: @GDOT_SR400_ATL

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.