Multiple lane closures on I-75 in Cobb County throughout this weekend

Shield symbol for I-75

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced multiple lane closures on I-75 in Cobb County  this weekend to continue the ongoing bridge preservation work.

The public information release 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) this weekend in Cobb County.  These closures are related to a bridge preservation project on I-75 at three locations in Cobb and one location in Fulton County.

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

  • Two right lanes closed on Canton Road northbound and one left lane closed on Canton Road southbound from 10 p.m. on Friday, September 29 until 5 a.m. on Monday, October 2
  • Three right lanes will be closed on I-75 southbound between Cumberland Boulevard and Northside Parkway from 10 p.m. on Friday until 7 a.m. on Saturday.
  • Three left lanes will be closed on I-75 southbound between Cumberland and Northside Parkway on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Three right lanes will be closed northbound from West Paces Ferry Road to Northside Parkway from 6 p.m. on Saturday until 6 a.m. on Sunday.
  • Three left lanes will be closed northbound from West Paces Ferry to Northside Parkway from 6 a.m. on Sunday until 5 a.m. on Monday.   

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, Jr.  from the 4th Congressional District.

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

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