GDOT: ‘Major’ construction project coming to Downtown Connector

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Motorists drive on the I-75/85 Downtown Connector in Atlanta, Ga. Friday, May 23, 2014. JOHN SPINK / AJC
Motorists drive on the I-75/85 Downtown Connector in Atlanta, Ga. Friday, May 23, 2014. JOHN SPINK / AJC

Motorists drive on I-75/85 (Downtown Connector) in Atlanta, Ga. Friday, May 23, 2014. JOHN SPINK / AJC

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced two resurfacing projects on the Downtown Connector and I-75 that are expected to affect traffic until next year.

Six miles of the Downtown Connector between University Avenue and the Brookwood Interchange will undergo a “major” resurfacing project for at least eight months. The construction is expected to start on Sunday, July 17 and end next April, according to a GDOT press release. The project to resurface all northbound and southbound travel lanes for $13.8 million.

In Clayton County, GDOT will resurface I-75 northbound and southbound from just north of SR 54/Jonesboro Road to the I-285 interchange. The project is expected to start on Monday, July 11 and conclude next February. The project is expected to cost $9.5 million.

The lane closures will be limited to nights and weekends, according to a press release.

Here is an interactive map of the two repaving projects:

Click here to learn more about specific lane closures and traffic shifts.

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