• Music Midtown, road construction to tie up Atlanta weekend traffic


    ATLANTA - This weekend will be another busy one in Atlanta, with Music Midtown and road construction projects that will likely tie up traffic all over the city.

    Music Midtown will cause part of 10th Street between Piedmont and Monroe streets and part of Charles Allen Drive to be blocked off.

    MARTA will run its red and gold line trains every 15 minutes during concerts to accommodate more passengers. Other lines also will run on special schedules. You can visit www.itsmarta.com for more information.

    Other weekend events include the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, the Georgia Tech-North Carolina football game at noon Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium and the Georgia State-Jacksonville State football game at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

    In Athens, the University of Georgia plays North Texas at Sanford Stadium, with kickoff at 12:21 p.m.

    Construction crews will be placing beams on the I-85 and Ga. 400 Interchange project this weekend, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

    The project will close two lanes on I-85 northbound from Piedmont Road to Ga. 400 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    There also will be work associated with the project on Sidney Marcus Boulevard, Cheshire Bridge Road, Lenox Road and Buford Highway.

    Construction crews also will be closing single lanes on I-285, I-75 and I-20 to conduct drain cleaning and shoulder sweeping.

    Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said concertgoers should expect to see some rain in the area Saturday, but the showers will clear out Sunday.

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