From a press release issued by the Georgia DOT:
Work will continue this weekend on the top end and east side of I-285 as well as on I-20 just outside the east side perimeter, weather permitting.
Motorists should plan ahead and seek alternate routes to avoid delays.
Across the top end, up to three lanes will be closed in both directions all weekend between Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Powers Ferry Road for concrete slab replacements, bridge joint replacements and guardrail work in several locations.
Additionally, contractors will continue the construction of the bridges in the SR 400/I-85 interchange. Flagging operations on surface streets around the interchange and various lane closures on State Route 400 are expected to cause delays in the area so motorists should plan ahead to avoid the backups. The HOV ramps at I-85 and Lindbergh Drive also remain closed until mid July for work on the bridge columns for the interchange.
“We have a busy weekend planned on I-285 and I-20 east this weekend,” said GDOT District Construction Engineer Lee Upkins. “Plan ahead if you want to avoid the heavy traffic.”
Here is a list of this weekend’s work in the Cobb area:
- Cobb Parkway/U.S. 41/State Road 3 Northbound/Southbound, from South Marietta Parkway to Freys Gin Road. Partial road closed at a time to place gas lines across and along side road on either side. Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- I-285 Westbound/Eastbound, from Cobb Parkway to Paces Ferry Road, one right lane closed for guardrail replacement. Friday through Monday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., continuous.
- I-285 Northbound, Paces Ferry Road to I-75, one right lane closed for guardrail replacement. Friday through Monday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., continuous.
- I-285 Westbound, from Powers Ferry Road to Cobb Parkway, one right lane closed for barrier wall repair along exit 20. Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.