Weekend lane closures on I-75, lasting from Friday until Monday, affecting stretches between Windy Hill, Terrell Mill, and Akers Mill roads

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The Georgia Department of Transportation announced lane closures on I-75 between Akers Mill and Terrell Mill roads, and between Windy Hill and Terrell Mill roads this weekend.

The press release for the work describes the scope and schedule as follows:

METRO ATLANTA – Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will install lane closures on Interstate 75 northbound in the cities of Atlanta and Marietta this weekend. This work is part of a project to perform bridge preservation activities on six bridge and overpass locations on I-75, I-85, I-675 and State Route 400 in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties.

Weather and on-site conditions permitting, these are the scheduled closures on I-75 northbound:

10 p.m. on Friday, November 11 until 10 p.m. on Saturday

  • Four left lanes will be closed between Akers Mill Road and Terrell Mill
  • Three right lanes will be closed between I-20 and Irwin Street

10 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 until 5 a.m. on Monday

  • Four right lanes will be closed between Windy Hill Road and Terrell Mill Road
  • Three left lanes will be closed between I-20 and Irwin Street

These closures will help ensure safety of work crews and drivers as crews perform maintenance and preservation activities to the bridge structure, including co-polymer overlay and joint replacements. This $1.6 million project is scheduled for completion Spring 2023.

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.