The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced lane closures on I-75 between Akers Mill and Terrell Mill roads beginning tonight, Friday, March 24, for bridge rehab work. The closures will also affect bridges in Fulton County.
The press release for the closures describes the scope and schedule of the work as follows:
“Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will install lane closures on Interstate 75 (I-75) overpasses in Cobb and Fulton Counties 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, three right lanes will be closed on I-75 northbound between Akers Mill Road and Terrell Mill Road, and between the I-75/I-20 interchange and Irwin Street from 10 p.m. on Friday, March 24 until 5 a.m. on Monday.
“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 in spring 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.