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More construction headaches for Cobb drivers near I-285 interchange


Commuters will lose more of a lane around the I-75/I-285 Interchange as construction on the Northwest Corridor express lane project continues.

Drivers traveling eastbound to get onto I-285 East in Cobb County will face construction Tuesday night starting at 9 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. Wednesday, according to GDOT. Workers are merging two key lanes that lead to I-285 into one lane before the Cumberland Road overpass, GDOT says.

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Immediately east of the I-75 overpass, the two existing I-285 Eastbound Collector Distributor lanes will merge into one lane of through traffic. Motorists should be aware and prepared to merge earlier when traveling to I-285 Eastbound.

The "permanent" change is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday morning.

The construction is part of the Northwest Corridor project, two express toll lanes that will run along I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties, according to recent coverage by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The lanes will be be 30 miles long and the toll will be variable, depending on traffic. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

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