The Concrete Rehabilitation Project on I-285 will continue this weekend with daytime lane closures in the southbound lanes.
The press release announcing the closures stated, “Weather permitting, two left lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound between Paces Ferry Road and South Cobb Parkway on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.”
Tori Brown of the Georgia Department of Transportation told the Courier in a phone conversation that the project involves tearing up the existing concrete slab and replacing it with a new one.
The project has an estimated cost of $27,350,889.21, and was awarded to Gosalia Concrete Constructors, Inc.
The project began construction in July 2019, and the expected completion date is October 24, 2020.
Here is the press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation describing the weekend lane closure and recommended driver precautions:
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will install daytime lane closures on I-285 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.
Weather permitting, two left lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound between Paces Ferry Road and South Cobb Parkway on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Drivers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time, use alternate travel modes or find alternate travel routes. 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.