Lane closures on South Cobb Drive overnight Friday, June 23

South Cobb Drive from a narrow shoulder facing oncoming trafficSouth Cobb Drive from a narrow shoulder facing oncoming traffic (Photo by Larry Felton Johnson/Cobb County Courier)

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced lane closures overnight Friday on South Cobb Drive as part of the ongoing resurfacing project from the Chattahoochee River bridge at the Atlanta city limit to SR 5 in Marietta.

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

“Weather and on-site conditions permitting, single alternating right and left lanes will be closed on SR 280 Conn eastbound and westbound at various locations throughout the project area from 9 p.m. on Friday, June 23 until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

“The project is scheduled for completion in winter 2023.”

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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 Robert L. Brown from the 4th Congressional District.

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

The Current Board

1st Congressional DistrictAnn R. PurcellSecretary4/15/27
2nd Congressional DistrictCathy Williams4/15/28
3rd Congressional DistrictDennis McEntire4/15/27
4th Congressional DistrictRobert L. Brown, Jr.Chairman4/15/26
5th Congressional DistrictStacey Key4/15/28
6th Congressional DistrictRudy Bowen4/15/25
7th Congressional DistrictCurt Thompson4/15/24
8th Congressional DistrictTim Golden4/15/25
9th Congressional DistrictEmily Dunn4/15/28
10th Congressional DistrictJamie Boswell4/15/28
11th Congressional DistrictJeff Lewis4/15/26
12th Congressional DistrictGreg Morris4/15/24
13th Congressional DistrictDana Lemon4/15/28
14th Congressional DistrictMicah Gravley4/15/28

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