• Construction over weekend could cause traffic mess


    ATLANTA - Major construction could impact your weekend plans.

    You can expect to see some bumper lights near the Interstate 285 and Interstate 75 interchange. Traffic is expected to really back up at times, and your patience may be needed.

    Georgia Department of Transportation is working on a massive repaving project. The work got underway at 9 p.m. Friday and will go all weekend.

    At different times, the ramps leading on and off of I-75 to I-285 will be closed.

    Plus, on I-285, up to three lanes will be closed in both directions between Ashford Dunwoody Road and Atlanta Road for bridge joint replacements and guardrail work.

    Drivers that can't get on I-75 north from I-285 east may be rerouted to I-285 west to catch I-75 that way.

    GDOT said your best bet is probably just to avoid these areas if you can or you can call 511 and see if the direction you're heading in is backed up.

    This weekend the delays are as follows:

    75 North and South

    • Ramps blocked to inner loop 285 East
    • 9pm Friday 5am Monday
    • Use Powers Ferry or Paces Ferry Rd. to access 285

    285 South bound:

    • Inner loop between 75 and Paces Ferry
      • SOUTH: Left lanes blocked
      •  9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday

    285 East bound:

    • Inner loop to GA 400
      • Work on the left shoulder
      •  9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday

    400 South bound:

    • Bridge construction Sidney Marcus
      • Left lane closed
      • 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday
    • Buford Spring connecter Northbound


    • 285 and Wesley Chapel
      • SOUTH: Left lanes blocked
      •  10 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Monday

    Parade and Publix Marathon:

    • downtown connecter and all streets
      • Areas will be congested
      • 7:30 p.m. Friday to about 3 p.m. Saturday
      • Use mass transit

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