Heavy traffic expected after delay-free holiday weekend

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

There will be a number of construction-related lane closures this weekend. HYOSUB SHIN /HSHIN@AJC.COM

Enjoyed navigating metro Atlanta last weekend without the typical roadwork that clogs interstates?

Don’t get used to it.

After suspending construction-related lane closures for the long Fourth of July weekend, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be out in full force this weekend.

And that means one thing: Traffic.

Here are the trouble spots:

Northwest Corridor Express Lanes
I-75

One southbound lane will close between South Marietta Parkway and Delk Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Two northbound lanes will close between Windy Hill and Delk roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. The lanes will close again from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One northbound lane will close between Wade Green and Alabama roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Drivers will have to reduce their speeds between five and 10 miles as contractors work across interstate lines between Chastain and Alabama roads. The traffic pace will happen on all northbound lanes from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

I-575

One southbound lane will close between Barrett Parkway and the I-75 interchange from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. The lanes close again from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One northbound lane will close between Towne Lake and Ridgewalk parkways from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. The lane will close again from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

I-285

Three westbound ramps will close between Northside Drive and Cumberland Boulevard from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday.

South Metro Express Lanes
I-75

Drivers can expect extended lane closures near Hampton Road all weekend. Two northbound lanes will close between Hampton and Jonesboro roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m Monday.

One southbound lane will close between McDonough and Hampton roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One southbound lane will close between Jodeco/Flippen and Jonesboro roads from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

I-20

Two westbound lanes will close between Hill Street and the Downtown Connector interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One eastbound lane and shoulder will close between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and the I-285 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The ramp from Capitol Avenue and Pollard Boulevard to I-20 eastbound will close from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Drivers will take Capitol Avenue south and turn left on Fulton Street where they can continue to I-20 eastbound.

I-285

Up to two westbound lanes will close between Chamblee-Tucker Road and Buford Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. The lanes will close again from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday. The final closure takes place from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5a.m. Monday.

A section of the ramp from I-285 westbound to I-85 northbound will close from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Ga. 400

All southbound lanes will close between Holcomb Bridge and Northridge roads from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday for the 8th Annual Ga. 400 Hospitality Highway Bike Ride.

Southbound traffic will detour to Holcomb Bridge westbound, turn left onto Alpharetta Street and make a second left onto Northridge Road and continue to Ga. 400.

Drivers on side roads may run into heavy traffic.

One northbound lane and shoulder will close on the ramp to the North Springs MARTA Station from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

One northbound lane will close between Peachtree and MacFarland parkways from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Monday.

Other state routes

Two southbound lanes will close between I-285 and Briarcliff Road from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m Monday.

Two northbound and two southbound lanes will close along Moreland Avenue between the I-285 interchange and Key Road for deep patching from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday and again from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

One northbound lane and one southbound lane will close along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard between North Shallowford Road and Club Drive from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. The closures will take place again from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.

One eastbound and one westbound lane will close between the Ga. 400 Interchange and Brookhollow Trail from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday. The lanes will close again from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.


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