Hurricane Matthew won’t stop metro Atlanta road work

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Traffic stacks up on I-75 north fleeing the coast and Hurricane Matthew on Thursday. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

If you’re thinking of taking I-75 to get anywhere this weekend, you might want to think again.

While the Georgia Department of Transportation suspended construction-related lane closures Thursday on I-75 from the Georgia/Florida line to Barrett Parkway in Cobb County, drivers from nearby states escaping Hurricane Matthew jammed the highway late in the week.

The traffic added to metro Atlanta’s already packed weekday commute, and road work is expected to make it worse, especially along the Downtown Connector, I-20 and parts of I-75 that cover Clayton County.

Here are your trouble spots:

Northwest Corridor Express Lanes

I-575

One northbound lane will close between Alabama Road and Ridgewalk Parkway from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday through Monday.

 I-75

Three southbound lanes will close between South Marietta Parkway and Delk Road from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

 I-285

One eastbound lane will close between Cobb Parkway and the I-285 eastbound ramp from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

An eastbound shoulder will close between the I-75 interchange and Cumberland Boulevard from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

South Metro Express Lanes

On I-75, up to two southbound lanes will close between the I-675 interchange and North McDonough Road from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday.

On I-285, two westbound lanes will close and a traffic pace will take place just before and after Flat Shoals Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday. Drivers will reduce their speeds between 5 mph and 10 mph to allow contractors to work across the interstate lanes.

I-20

One eastbound lane and shoulder will close just before Thornton Road and Fulton Industrial Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

A traffic pace will take place on all eastbound lanes just before Thornton Road and I-285 from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday. Drivers will reduce their speeds between 5 mph and 10 mph to allow contractors to work across the interstate lanes.

Two eastbound lanes and shoulder will close between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and the I-75/I-85 interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

A closure will take place on the eastbound ramp to I-285 northbound from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The eastbound exit ramp and the westbound on-ramp at Liberty Road will close and one westbound lane will close at Liberty Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

I-85

Two southbound lanes will close at Virginia Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

I-75

Two southbound lanes and shoulder will close between Tara Boulevard and Jonesboro Road from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Two northbound lanes and shoulder will close between the I-285 interchange and Jonesboro Road from noon Saturday to midnight Sunday.

Two northbound lanes and shoulder will close between the I-285 interchange and Tara Boulevard from midnight to noon Sunday.

Two southbound lanes and shoulder will close between Forest Parkway and Tara Boulevard from noon Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Downtown Connector

Two southbound lanes will close between the Brookwood interchange and University Avenue from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Three southbound lanes will close between Freedom Parkway and University Avenue from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.

Two southbound lanes will close between Freedom Parkway and University Avenue from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Four southbound lanes will close between the Brookwood interchange and University Avenue from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

I-285

Two eastbound lanes will close at Flat Shoals Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday.

Ga. 400

One northbound and one southbound lane will close at the MARTA North Springs station from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Other State Routes

One lane will close on Anvil Road over I-675 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge rehabilitation.   

On Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, all lanes will close between Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard and Chestnut Street from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

On Buford Highway, all lanes will close between Shallowford Road and Park Avenue from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

On Old National Highway, two lanes will close between Creel Road and Burdett Road from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

On Alpharetta Highway, the road will close at Canton Street and Magnolia Street from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

On East Point Street, all southbound lanes will close between Church Street and West Cleveland Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

On Jonesboro Road, two lanes will close between Shannon Parkway and Oakley Industrial Boulevard from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

On Jonesboro Road, a traffic pace will take place between Mt. Zion Boulevard and Arrowhead Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Drivers will reduce speeds between 5 mph and 10 mph to allow contractors to work across the interstate lanes.

On Riverside Drive, one lane will close between Cold Stream Court and Fair Oaks Manor Drive from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

On Ga. 155, one lane will close from the Griffin city limits to U.S. 41/Ga. 19 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday through Monday.

On Hugh Howell Road, one lane will close between Ga. 78 and Lawrenceville Highway from 8 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

On South Marietta Parkway, one lane will close between the I-75 interchange and Franklin Gateway from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday.


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