The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that contractors for the department will install lane closures on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on I-75 this weekend in Marietta.
These closures are related to an ongoing bridge preservation project on I-75 at three locations in Cobb County and one location in Fulton County.
The press release for the work describes the scope and schedule as follows:
“Weather and on-site conditions permitting, these are the scheduled closures:
“Overnight Friday, November 11 from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Saturday morning
- Three right lanes will be closed on I-75 northbound from South Marietta Parkway to North Marietta Parkway
“Saturday, November 12 from 8:01 a.m. until 10 p.m.
- Three right lanes will be closed on I-75 southbound between Allgood Road and Roswell Road
“Sunday, November 13 from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
- Three left lanes will be closed on I-75 northbound from South Marietta Parkway to North Marietta Parkway
“This project will replace or repair the bridges’ concrete overlay, substructures and superstructures, and bridge joints. This $10.7 million project is scheduled for completion in fall 2023.”
Recommended safety precautions
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.