Friday, May 30, 2008

Don't get trapped in gridlock this weekend

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2008 at 10:42 PM

The Department of Transportation says that several southbound and northbound lanes of I-75/85 will be closed near downtown this weekend. Here are the specifics:


  • Four inside (left) lanes will be closed between 17th Street and I-20

  • Two inside (left) lanes will be closed between I-20 and University Avenue


  • Three inside (left) lanes will be closed between University Avenue and I-20

  • Four inside (left) lanes will be closed between I-20 and 17th Street

These closures are necessary for crews to safely work in the fourth (center lane). During the weekend crews expect to lay more than 13,000 tons of asphalt brought by more than 350 dump trucks. There will be more than 200 workers within the work zone.

These closures are expected to cause significant delays. Georgia DOT advises motorists to utilize I-285 to avoid backups.

I've forgotten about these warnings every weekend and paid dearly for it. Learn from my mistakes and take public transit if you can.

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