Multiple lane closures on I-75 near Smyrna and Vinings this weekend

Shield symbol for I-75

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced lane closures this weekend  on I-75 near Smyrna and Vinings.  The work is related to an ongoing bridge preservation project.  Three of the bridges are located in Cobb County and one in Fulton.

The public information release describes the scope and schedule of the work as follows:

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

  • Three right lanes will be closed on I-75 southbound between Cumberland Boulevard and Northside Parkway from 10 p.m. on Friday, September 22 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 on I-75 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 on I-75 northbound from West Paces Ferry to Northside Parkway from 6 a.m. on Sunday until 5 a.m. on Monday.   

Message boards will give drivers advance notice of the upcoming traffic pacing and lane closures. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use signed detours, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit, or download the Georgia 511 app. 

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