• Major road work to close 4 lanes of downtown connector Saturday


    ATLANTA - Four lanes of the downtown connector northbound will be shut down on Saturday due to road work.

    The biggest traffic hotspot this weekend will be on I-75/I-85 northbound through the City and Georgia DOT is urging drivers to plan ahead to avoid significant backups. Four left lanes will be closed on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Lankford Parkway to Central Avenue for pavement work.

    The lanes are not scheduled to be closed on Sunday.  Additional lane closures are scheduled in the overnight hours on other routes throughout the weekend, weather permitting.

    “If you can avoid using the northbound (downtown) connector during the day on Saturday, do it,” said District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle. “We believe traffic will be very heavy all day.”

    Two right northbound lanes will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on State Route 400 from I-85 to Sidney Marcus Boulevard for concrete work.

    Various single lane closures will be in place in and around the State Route 400/I-85 Interchange project on routes including the Buford-Spring Connector (SR13), Cheshire Bridge Road, Sidney Marcus Boulevard and on State Route 400.  Some of these closures are during the day and some are at night.

    Overnights, there will be triple lane closures in both directions on I-285 between Roswell Road and West Paces Ferry Road for sign replacements. Some of these closures will be in the three right lanes and some in the three left lanes.  Motorists should be attentive to signage as they approach the area.  These closures are only scheduled in the overnight hours (9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.).  The lanes will be open during the day.

    On I-20 in Douglas County, two left lanes in both directions between Liberty Road and State Route 5 will be closed from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. each night for concrete slab replacements.

    Additionally, there will be rolling lane closures on the interstates across the metro area each night for sweeping operations.

    All work is weather permitting.

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