Lane closures on I
The Gist: Got plans to hit I-675 this weekend? You might want to reconsider. A concrete slab rehabilitation project in Clayton, DeKalb, and Henry counties is setting the stage for lane closures along this stretch of the interstate, affecting 10 miles from I-75 to I-285.
What’s Happening?: Starting Sunday, August 6 at 8 p.m., crews from Georgia Department of Transportation will be closing lanes, either on the left or right, for their ongoing work.
The lane closures aren’t permanent but will be “rolling”, shifting from location to location as the work progresses. The plan is to have things back to normal by 5 a.m. Monday morning, but that’s subject to both the weather and the conditions on-site.
Why Does This Matter?: The lane closures are a necessary step to ensure the safety of both the workers and drivers as the crews go about rehabilitating the concrete slabs. This work is part of an effort to improve the condition of the roadway, and it involves the use of some pretty large equipment.
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What’s Next?: The Georgia Department of Transportation has set up message boards and signage to alert drivers on I-285 about the impending closures. So, plan your routes ahead and try to avoid the area if possible. And remember, if you do have to drive through the work zone, slow down, buckle up, and keep your focus on the road. It wouldn’t hurt to call 511 either, for real-time information on the work status and traffic conditions.
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