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Lots of express lane work spells trouble for weekend traffic


Work on the express lanes just got busier. In addition to work on the Northwest Corridor and South Metro express lanes, drivers can expect I-85 express lane extension work to be a nightmare.

The good thing is it'll only last the weekend. The bad thing: Count on being late everywhere.

Here are your trouble spots:

Northwest Corridor Express Lanes

I-285

Three eastbound lanes will close between Cumberland Boulevard and the I-75 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and again from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

The westbound ramps will close between Powers Ferry Road and the I-75 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

One lane will close on the eastbound on-ramp from Cobb Parkway from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

I-75

Two northbound lanes will close between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and again from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

Two southbound lanes will close between South Marietta Parkway and Delk Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and again from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

One northbound lane will close just before and after Wade Green Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

 I-575

One northbound lane will close between Alabama Road and Ridgewalk Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

One northbound lane will close between the I-75 interchange and Barrett Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

A flagging operation will take place on Hawkins Store Road under I-575 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

South Metro Express Lanes   

I-75

Up to two northbound lanes will close between the I-675 interchange and Lake Spivey Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One northbound lane will close just before and after Hudson Bridge Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday, and from 7 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One northbound lane will close between Jonesboro Road and Jodeco Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. The lane will close again from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday. The lane will close a final time from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.  

One southbound lane will close between the I-675 interchange and Hudson Bridge Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday.

One northbound and one southbound lane will close just before and after North McDonough Road from 7 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday for the southbound lane and until 5 a.m. Monday for the northbound lane.

I-675

One southbound lane will close just before Hudson Bridge Road from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

I-85 Express Lanes Extension

One northbound lane will close just before the I-985 interchange and along I-985 through the interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

One northbound lane will close past the SR 20 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

One southbound lane will close before and after the SR 20 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

I-285

The northbound off-ramp to Hollowell Parkway will close from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The northbound and southbound ramps to I-20 westbound will close from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One northbound lane will close to I-85 northbound in DeKalb County at the Moreland Interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for concrete rehabilitation. The lane will close again from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday. The lane will close one final time from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One southbound lane will close between Church Street and Memorial Drive from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Up to three eastbound lanes will close just before Jonesboro Road from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday.

Up to three eastbound lanes will close just before and after Moreland Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday.

Two eastbound ramps will close between Jonesboro Road and the I-75 interchange from 6 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday.

I-20

Two eastbound lanes and a shoulder will close between H.E. Holmes and McDaniel Street from noon Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.

The eastbound on-ramp from Lee Street to I-20 eastbound will close from noon Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.

Two westbound lanes and a shoulder will close between the I-285 interchange and just after Thornton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Downtown Connector

Two northbound lanes and a shoulder will close between University Avenue and the Brookwood Interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Two northbound lanes and a shoulder will close between University Avenue and the Brookwood Interchange and the 16th Street entrance from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

I-75

Two northbound lanes and a shoulder will close between Forest Parkway and the I-285 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday.

Three northbound lanes and a shoulder will close at the I-285 interchange from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

I-85

Two northbound lanes will close between Riverdale Road and Virginia Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Ga. 400

One northbound lane will close between Pilgrim Mill Road and Keith Bridge Road from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Monday.

The southbound on-ramp to the MARTA North Springs Station will partially close from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Other State Routes

On Riverside Drive, the bridge will close over I-285 from Cold Stream Court to Fair Oaks Manor from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

On Cobb Parkway, all lanes will close between Nance Road and 3rd Army Road from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

On Moreland Avenue, various lanes will close at South River Industrial Boulevard from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from 7 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

On Anvil Block Road over I-675, two lanes will close from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge rehabilitation.

On Winder Highway, one northbound and one southbound lane will close between Stanley Court and the Barrow County line from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

On Main Street in Alpharetta, one lane will close between Academy Street and the Forsyth County line from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

On Lavista Road, one southbound lane will close between I-285 and Briarcliff Road from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.


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