More construction headaches for Cobb drivers near I-285 interchange

Construction is ongoing for the Northwest Corridor express lane project, which will add 29.7 miles of reversible toll lanes in the I-75/I-575 corridor. BOB ANDRES/BANDRES@AJC.COM
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Construction is ongoing for the Northwest Corridor express lane project, which will add 29.7 miles of reversible toll lanes in the I-75/I-575 corridor. BOB ANDRES/BANDRES@AJC.COM
Construction is ongoing for the Northwest Corridor express lane project, which will add 29.7 miles of reversible toll lanes in the I-75/I-575 corridor. BOB ANDRES/BANDRES@AJC.COM

Construction is ongoing for the Northwest Corridor express lane project, which will add 29.7 miles of reversible toll lanes in the I-75/I-575 corridor. BOB ANDRES/BANDRES@AJC.COM

Commuters will lose more of a lane around the I-75/I-285 Interchange as construction on the Northwest Corridor express lane project continues.

Drivers traveling eastbound to get onto I-285 East in Cobb County will face construction Tuesday night starting at 9 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. Wednesday, according to GDOT. Workers are merging two key lanes that lead to I-285 into one lane before the Cumberland Road overpass, GDOT says.

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Immediately east of the I-75 overpass, the two existing I-285 Eastbound Collector Distributor lanes will merge into one lane of through traffic. Motorists should be aware and prepared to merge earlier when traveling to I-285 Eastbound.

The “permanent” change is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday morning.

GDOT announced a new merge point for drivers on I-285 Eastbound this Tuesday. Construction for the Northwest Corridor toll lanes project continues in Cobb County. Courtesy of GDOT.

GDOT announced a new merge point for drivers on I-285 Eastbound this Tuesday. Construction for the Northwest Corridor toll lanes project continues in Cobb County. Courtesy of GDOT.

The construction is part of the Northwest Corridor project, two express toll lanes that will run along I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties, according to recent coverage by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The lanes will be be 30 miles long and the toll will be variable, depending on traffic. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2018.

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