Overnight lane closures on I-75 in Cobb this week for $2.8 million bridge rehab project

Image of I-75 road sign in article about lane closuresI-75 emblem (public domain image from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD))

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced in a press release that the bridge rehab project will cause overnight lane closures this weekend in Cobb and Fulton counties.

The GDOT described the scope and schedule of the work as follows:

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will install lane closures on I-75 Southbound this weekend in Cobb County. These closures are related to a bridge preservation project on I-75 at SR 120 Loop in Cobb and Mount Paran Road in Fulton County.

Weather and on-site conditions permitting, three left lanes will be closed on I-75 Southbound at the Mount Paran Road overpass from 9 p.m. on Friday, May 20 until 5 a.m. on Monday. These closures will help ensure safety for drivers and work crews as they repair part of the bridge.

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This project will replace or repair the bridges’ concrete overlay, substructures and superstructures, and bridge joints. This $2.8M project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2022.

The GDOT recommends the following safety precautions for drivers approaching the work zone:

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.

About the Georgia Department of Transportation

The GDOT describes itself as follows:

Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.

The GDOT’s governing body is the 14-member State Transportation Board. The board is chosen by the state legislative delegations of each of the 14 congressional districts in Georgia. The board members serve five-year terms.

The board is currently chaired by Emily Dunn from the 9th Congressional District.

The State Transportation Board chooses the commissioner, currently Russell R. McMurry.

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