More lane closures on I-285 in Cobb this weekend for concrete rehab work

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According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation, there will be more lane closures on I-285 in Cobb County this weekend as the concrete rehabilitation project continues.

The work affecting Cobb will be a 17-mile stretch that begins at South Fulton Highway and ends at Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County.

The press release reprinted below describes the schedule:

Work crews for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will install overnight lane closures on I-285 northbound and southbound this weekend to continue a concrete slab rehabilitation project on 17 miles of I-285 from SR 14 /S Fulton Parkway in Fulton County to Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County, approximately 17 miles.  Drivers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time, use alternate travel modes or find alternate travel routes. 


Weather permitting, these are the scheduled closures beginning 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20 (single closures will begin at 10:00 p.m., convert to doubles at 11:00 p.m.): 

  • Two right lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound between Paces Ferry Road and South Cobb Parkway; 
  • Two right lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound between SR 8/DL Hollowell Parkway and just south of Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 
  • Two left lanes will be closed on I-285 northbound between Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and the approaches to the I-20 interchange; and 
  • Two left lanes will be closed on I-285 northbound between SR 8/ DL Hollowell Parkway and Bolton Road. on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 6:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.  

Lane closures are needed to keep work crews and drivers safe as the concrete slab rehabilitation activities continue, often with large equipment on-site. This work is designed to improve the roadway’s surface condition.  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.