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The Connector southbound will be partially (briefly) closed this weekend


Take a look at the list of this weekend’s planned roadwork and lane closures around metro Atlanta’s interstates, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Downtown Connector

• Rolling lane closures will take place on I-75/I-85 southbound between University Avenue and the Brookwood Split from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

I-285

• The Express Lanes project will require a traffic pace on the eastbound collector distributor lanes between Cobb Parkway to the I-75 interchange. The traffic shift will require all the traffic to slow down to allow crews to complete construction work. The traffic pace will take place anytime from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

• One lane will close westbound between Ga. 279/Old National Highway and the I-85 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

• Two lanes will close on the westbound ramp to I-85 northbound for concrete rehabilitation. Traffic will be detoured to the Plesantdale Road exit and merge onto I-85 northbound. Law enforcement will be on in the work zone on the Pleasantdale Road collector-distributor lane directing traffic as needed. The closure will take place from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

• Sign structure work will also require two westbound and one eastbound lane closures at Bouldercrest Road from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday.

• Sign structure work will require two westbound lane closures between Ga. 139/Riverdale Road and the I-85 interchange from 12 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday.

• Sign structure work will require one westbound lane closure at Ga. 54/Jonesboro Road from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.

I-75

• Two lanes will close southbound between the Canton Road Connector to Ga. 120 Loop/North Marietta Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

• One lane will close southbound over Barrett Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

• One northbound lane will close between Barrett Parkway and Chastain Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

• Two northbound lanes will close between Ga. 280/Delk Road and Windy Hill Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

• One southbound lane will close between Ga. 120 Loop/South Marietta Parkway and Ga. 280/Delk Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

• One lane will close on the southbound on-ramp from Ga. 280/Delk Road and the on-ramp from the Canton Connector from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

• A traffic detour will take place on the southbound exit ramp to Ga. 280/Delk Road from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

• Sign structure work will require one northbound and one southbound lane closure between Ga. 120 Loop/South Marietta Parkway and Ga. 120 Loop/North Marietta Parkway from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday.

I-575

• Northbound, rolling lane closures and a traffic shift will take place between Ga. 92/Alabama Road and Ridgewalk Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

• A traffic pace will slow down traffic traveling on all northbound and southbound lanes between Bells Ferry Road and Ga. 92/Alabama Road from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

I-675

• Work on the South Metro Express Lanes will require one northbound lane and shoulder closure at Ga. 138/Stockbridge Road continuously from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

State routes, highways and surface streets

• One lane will close on Atlanta Road continuously from 9 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday. Law enforcement will be inside of the lane closure to help traffic flow.


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