The Georgia Department of Transportation issued the following press release regarding lane closures beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, December 13 and running through the weekend until 5 a.m. Monday December 16:
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will install overnight lane closures on I-285 this weekend in Cobb and Fulton counties to continue the ongoing concrete slab rehabilitation project.
Weather permitting, single lane closures throughout the project area will be installed at 10:00 p.m. Friday, December 13, then double lane closures will be installed at 11:00 p.m. These are the scheduled double lane closures on I-285 this weekend beginning 11:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, December 16:
- Two right lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound between Powers Ferry Road and the Chattahoochee River;
- Two right lanes will be closed on I-285 northbound between D L Hollowell Parkway and the Chattahoochee River; and
- “Rolling” lane closures throughout the project area for hydro-blasting. As crews complete work in one area, the closures will “roll” to the next location.
This project will rehabilitate approximately 17 miles of concrete on I-285 from SR 14 /S Fulton Parkway in Fulton County to Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County. Drivers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time, use alternate travel modes or find alternate travel routes. Message boards, signage and barrels will alert drivers of the closures in advance.
As always, motorists traveling in the area are reminded to reduce their speeds in the work zone. Motorists are also encouraged to wear seatbelts, eliminate distractions behind the wheel, and plan their routes before getting on the road by calling 511 for real-time information on work status and traffic conditions.
For more information on this and other road projects visit the project page of the Georgia Department of Transportation.