2 major road projects on I-285 could make your travel times longer

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — If you’re planning on using I-285 over the next few days, you may want to prepare yourself for travel times to increase.

Two big road projects on sections of I-285 westbound in north Fulton County.

“Hopefully, eventually, it will decrease the amount of traffic when they finish this construction,” driver Aidan Schettino told Channel 2′s Christian Jennings.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation has shut down the I-285 westbound offramp to Roswell Road. It will not reopen until 5 a.m. on Monday morning. The eastbound ramp is still open.

“You still have to get to point A, point B. The side roads will be bad too, Roswell and Abernathy, but I guess we will have to deal with it,” business owner Chris Deetanna said.

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Also on I-285 westbound, big changes are in store for the Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd. exit, which means more delays there too.

“Peachtree-Dunwoody Road will shut down for the weekend. That’s all in anticipation in preparation for a brand new exit point,” Kyle Collins with the Georgia Department of Transportation told Jennings.

Collins added that starting Sunday, there will be a new exit location at Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd.

“As a driver, you’re going to have to think ahead. I know we’re always asking you to do that and be alert and think ahead, but you’re actually going to have to exit once this is finalized,” he said.

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The roads are expected to open back up in time for your Monday morning commute.