Traffic is your best friend if you have a lot of time on your hands

HYOSUB SHIN  HSHIN@AJC.COM
Traffic will just as bad during the weekend as it is during the week. HYOSUB SHIN /HSHIN@AJC.COM

If you didn’t honor I-20 and I-75 on National Best Friend’s day Wednesday, now’s your chance. Prepare to get reacquainted with the two of them this weekend.

Expect lane closures and delays to accompany a hot commute.

Northwest Corridor Express Lanes

I-75
In addition to the reported ramp and bridgework along I-75 for Friday through Saturday, two southbound lanes will close between Delk Road and Windy Hill Road from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Three southbound lanes will close between South Marietta Parkway and Windy Hill Road from 10 p.m. Friday to midnight.

Two southbound lanes will close between Alabama Road and Wade Green Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. Drivers will have to slow their speed between 5 and 10 MPH since crews are working across interstate lanes.

Crews will guide traffic on all lanes traveling east and west on Hickory Grove Road over I-75 from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.

I-575
One northbound lane along the I-575 on-ramp to Chastain Road will close from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

South Metro Express Lanes
Road closures along I-75 between Hudson Bridge Road and Jonesboro Road continue to be a thorn in drivers’ side this weekend.

Heading north, drivers want to avoid one northbound lane closure along I-75 between Jonesboro Road and Hudson Bridge Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday.
Jonesboro Road’s closures don’t end there. One northbound lane between Jonesboro Road and Hampton Road will be closed the entire weekend from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers along the I-675 interchange should expect multiple southbound lane closures the entire weekend.

One southbound lane will close between the I-675 interchange and Lake Spivey Parkway continuously from 9 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

One southbound lane between the I-675 interchange and Hudson Bridge Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. A second closure is scheduled from 9 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday.

Hampton Road and North McDonough commuters should prepare for rough evening drives.

One lane will close on the I-75 southbound off-ramp to Hampton Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. A westbound lane on Hampton Road will also close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday.

One southbound lane will close between Hampton Road and North McDonough Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

One eastbound lane on North McDonough Road will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday. A northbound lane between Bill Gardner Parkway and McDonough Road will also close from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

I-75
Aside from the express lanes road work, drivers will have to worry about one northbound lane and two southbound lanes closed between Windy Hill Road and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

I-85
Drivers can expect one northbound and one southbound lane closures between Metropolitan Parkway and the I-285 interchange each night beginning 9 p.m. Friday.
Closures are expected to last from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day. The closures end 5 a.m. Monday.

Downtown Connector
One northbound lane between Pine Street and Spring Street will close from 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

I-20
A continuation from last week’s closures, drivers can expect more traffic on I-20 near Six Flags Over Georgia.

Two westbound lanes and the shoulder will close between Six Flags Parkway and Thornton Road. One westbound lane will close between the I-285 interchange and Fulton Industrial Boulevard.

One eastbound lane will close between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and the I-285 interchange. Two eastbound lanes will close between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and the I-75/I-85 interchange.

All closures last through the entire weekend from 9 p.m. Friday and to 5 a.m. Monday.

I-285
The usually hectic I-285 won’t be as busy as the other interstates, but two southbound lanes will close between Atlanta Road and Washington Road each night beginning 9 p.m. Friday.

Closures are expected to last from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day. The closures end 5 a.m. Monday.

Two northbound and two southbound lanes will close at Atlanta Road from 9 p.m. Friday to midnight for bridge demolition.

Ga. 400
Ga. 400 traffic will mirror its weekday traffic. There’s no punchline for that.
One northbound lane will close between Peachtree Parkway and MacFarland Parkway continuously from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Monday.

One northbound lane will close between Lenox Road and Holcomb Bridge Road from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

Two northbound and two southbound lanes will close just before and after Encore Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to midnight.

Other State Routes
One northbound and one southbound lane will close for deep patching along Moreland Avenue between the I-285 interchange and Key Road from 8 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard can expect one northbound and one southbound lane closure between North Shallowford Road and Club Drive.

The closure will begin 8 p.m. Friday and end 8 a.m. Saturday. A second closure will begin 8 p.m. Sunday and end 5 a.m. Monday.

Old Milton Parkway commuters can expect one eastbound and one westbound lane closure between the Ga. 400 interchange and Brookhollow Trail from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.

A second closure will happen from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Two lanes between Cobb County Line and Alpharetta Highway will close along Woodstock Road from Friday to Sunday each night. Closures begin 9 p.m. and end 5 a.m. Monday.

All eastbound and westbound lanes on Ralph David Abernathy between Inman Street and West Ontario Avenue will close from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Drivers traveling eastbound from Cascade Avenue to enter Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard are redirected to Stokes Avenue, then West Ontario Avenue and then back onto Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.

Those traveling southbound from Martin Luther King Drive onto Ralph David Abernathy will redirect to West Ontario Avenue to Stokes Avenue and back onto Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.

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