Spinning our Wheels

Spinning our Wheels is a commuting blog about the challenges of getting around Atlanta by car, bus, MARTA, bicycles and on foot written by transportation reporter David Wickert

Georgia to suspend lane closures south of I-20 with Hurricane Irma closing in

With Hurricane Irma closing in, the Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstates and secondary routes south of I-20 beginning Friday.

The suspension will last from noon Friday to 7 p.m. Tuesday. GDOT cited anticipated traffic congestion from Florida and Georgia residents fleeing the hurricane.

GDOT advises anyone who needs information about current road conditions to visit www.511.org or call 511. For roadway information and evacuation routes, visit www.dot.ga.gov.

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David Wickert covers transportation issues for the Enterprise team. He joined the AJC in 2010 and has also covered local government in Gwinnett and Fulton counties.