Minimal road work this weekend


The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures within five miles of a shopping mall or major shopping district on all interstates and major state routes beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, July 31 through 10 p.m. Saturday, August 1. The restriction will offer some relief from construction-related lane closures as families prepare to send their children back to school.

Weather permitting, some construction in the metro Atlanta area will resume when the restriction ends on Saturday night. The Georgia DOT advises motorists to exercise caution by reducing speed while driving through work zones.

The traveling public is encouraged to call 511 or consult before departing for real-time information on work status and traffic conditions.
Planned work this weekend is as follows:

· One eastbound and one westbound lane will close on SR 316 from Herrington Road to SR 120 continuously from 9 p.m., Friday until 5 a.m., Monday for resurfacing;

· On I-285 northbound, one lane and part of the entrance and exit ramps from SR 260/ Glenwood Road to Chamblee Tucker Road will close nightly from 10 p.m., Saturday until 5 a.m., Monday for striping;

· Three westbound lanes will close on I-20 from Windsor Street to Langhorn Street continuously from 10 p.m., Saturday, until 5 a.m., Monday;
· One northbound and one southbound lane will close on I-85 from SR 139/ Riverdale Road to Cleveland Avenue nightly from 10 p.m., Saturday until 5 a.m., Monday for striping;
· Bridge work on Spaghetti Junction will require a traffic shift and one lane closure on the I-285 eastbound ramp to I-85 northbound from 10 p.m., Saturday, until 5 a.m., Monday;
· The Express Lanes project will require a pacing operation on I-75 northbound and southbound at the Hickory Grove Road overpass and at the Canton Connector from 10:30 p.m., Friday until 6 a.m., Saturday. Traffic traveling toward the Canton Connector will be detoured unto Barrett Parkway;
· On SR 154/ Memorial Drive, one lane will close between Moreland Avenue and Wilkinson Drive and one lane will close on SR 154/ Memorial Drive between East Lake Drive and Candler Road both closures are from 9 a.m., until 3 p.m., Saturday.