GDOT warns of triple lane closures on I-285


ATLANTA - Drivers are warned of long delays and major backups in both directions on the Interstate 285 top end this weekend, Georgia DOT officials said.

Road crews are working on the mainline in both directions and closed several ramps as part of the massive resurfacing project, weather permitting. 

Officials said construction and maintenance work will also be underway on several state routes around metro Atlanta throughout the weekend.

All weekend, three right lanes will be closed eastbound from I-75 to Long Island Drive and three right lanes will be closed westbound from Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road, officials said. Crews will also close and reopen several ramps along the top end. 

"We only have a couple of weekends left until the nighttime temperatures get too cold and we have to stop paving this season," said GDOT District Construction Engineer Lee Upkins. "Please bear with us and avoid the 285 top end if possible but if you have to go through there, give yourself extra time."

The contractor will return in the spring to place the final layer of asphalt and complete the project, officials said.

Other project affecting traffic this weekend include bridge work on SR 400, and work around the Sidney Marcus Boulevard/State Route 13 intersection.

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