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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

Overnight express lanes bridge work to delay drivers

Overnight drivers will have as much of a headache with their commute as back-to-school drivers will.

Drivers can expect double right lane closures on I-75 southbound between Windy Ridge Parkway and Akers Mill Road from 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The closures are part of the Northwest Corridor express lanes project bridge work.

In addition to the double right lane closures, the I-75 southbound ramp to the I-285 eastbound ramp, or exit No. 259A will also be closed.

But not to worry. There will be a detour in place for those exiting at 259A.

Drivers travelling I-285 eastbound from I-75 southbound will redirect to take the I-75 southbound ramp, or exit No. 258, to Cumberland Boulevard.

Drivers will then turn left on Cumberland Boulevard and then make another left to the I-75 northbound ramp to access road I-285 eastbound.

If it rains, the closures will take place from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday.

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