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Double lane Closure for I-75 Construction in Georgia

Due to rainy weather last week’s I-75 work has been rescheduled to tonight. Georgia DOT Maintenance crews plan to close 2 right lanes on I-75 southbound tonight beginning at 8 p.m. The closure will be installed between SR 18 and continue to a point prior to the I-475 split. Maintenance crews will be repairing spalls in the roadway.

Weather permitting, the lane closures will be in place from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m., tonight, Monday, August 14 continuing nightly through Friday morning, August 18.

This is a WORK ZONE and extreme caution is necessary. Motorists are advised to reduce speeds as they travel through this work zone. Message signs, barrels and cones will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes. Drivers should be aware that personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes.


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Georgia DOT Limits I-75 Lane Closures During 4th of July Weekend

To ease 4th of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on Interstate Highways from noon on Friday, June 30 to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

“As people head to festivities like parades, barbecues and fireworks, we expect heavy traffic” said Georgia DOT State Construction Engineer John Hancock “By restricting lane closures, we hope drivers will encounter fewer delays and less stress.”

Safety is always a primary concern. The Department reminds motorists that crews may still work in proximity to highways; and safety concerns may require some long-term lane closures to remain in place. Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route. Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra
distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers; and expect the unexpected. Work zone safety is in your hands.

Georgia DOT urges drivers to Drive Alert Arrive Alive – to always buckle up, stay off the phone and focus on driving.

In the event of a crash or breakdown, GDOT advises motorists to never get out of the car on a freeway,  unless your life is in imminent danger. If possible, pull off the road, turn on your hazard lights and stay seat-belted in the vehicle with the doors locked.

For HERO assistance in metro Atlanta or CHAMP service on highways in other regions of Georgia call 511, a free phone service that provides real-time statewide information on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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The Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has just named the Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017 – naming the best parks in the U.S., and sharing the year’s newest attractions and highlights for every age group.

“Amusement parks are one of the most quintessential summertime activities for families,” explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. “But for those traveling with family members of various ages – including kids-at-heart – finding a park that caters to thrill-seekers and the younger set isn’t always so easy. This list includes parks that successfully cater to both, and those that also have exciting new features for the 2017 season.”

Read more…


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I-75 Safety Enhancement Projects Underway in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation announces work has begun on a safety enhancement project along a portion of I-75 in Catoosa County beginning at Exit 350 and extending to the Tennessee State line.

The project is intended to improve safety and visibility along
this portion of the interstate by:

  • removing overgrown vegetation that encroaches on the shoulders and slopes;
  • reducing trees and bushes within rights of way to safeguard motorists and provide adequate room for vehicle
    recovery if someone leaves the roadway;
  • ensuring the visibility of warning, information and instructional signs; and
  • removing overhanging trees and/or branches that may fall onto the interstate during inclement weather, or cast shadows onto the roadway and prevent the sun from quickly drying the moisture off the roadway in case of winter weather.

The Department also awarded a landscaping contract for beautification along the north end of I-75 from Exit 353 in
Catoosa County to the Tennessee State line. The project is designed to create a more aesthetically pleasing area for visitors entering the Peach State.

“These two projects and others like them in northwest Georgia add up to these two things – safer mobility and a better quality of life for all our residents,” said State Transportation Board Member Roger Williams.


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I-75 Rest Areas in Georgia to Close for Renovations

The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that the Interstate 75 north and south rest areas in Cook County will close for renovations at 8:00 a.m. March 27, 2017.

Closing rest areas five and six will avoid possible injuries to the motoring public and will allow the contractor to complete work as quickly as possible. Construction is scheduled to be complete by August 24, 2017. The rest areas are between I-75 exits 45 and 49.

Improvements will see building upgrades as well as repairs to parking lots, sidewalks and picnic canopies. All lighting will be upgraded to LED.


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Dinosaurs Are Coming To Stone Mountain Park

After a 65 to 230 million year hiatus, Stone Mountain Park, Georgia’s most visited attraction, today announced plans to debut its latest addition, Dinosaur Explore, set to open March 30 and run throughout the 2017 season.

“Most of our guests are probably too young to remember the last time dinosaurs inhabited Stone Mountain Park,” said Michael Dombrowski, general manager of Stone Mountain Park. “Our newest attraction brings the wonder and excitement of these prehistoric animals back to the park in a way that offers families a fun new way to explore and learn.”

Dinosaur Explore will feature 20 dinosaurs representing 14 species, T. rex meet and greets, baby dinosaur interactions and a dino dig play area. In addition, there will be an all-new indoor experience: Dinotorium.

Inside the Dinotorium, guests can interact with dino rangers, learn about different dinosaur habitats, visit the Dino Nursery, feed baby dinosaurs and play games. Kids are invited to join in the learning fun by becoming junior dino rangers.

The prehistoric creature collection will be located behind the Dinotorium on wooded trails where families will discover giant dinosaurs that move and roar just like their ancient ancestors. The exhibition includes favorites like the king of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex and a gentle, plant-eating Brachiosaurus that towers overhead nearly two stories tall. The collection also includes a three-horned Triceratops, a ferocious Allosaurus, a winged Pteranodon and many more.

Dinosaur Explore opens March 30 for a limited time during 2017, and admission is FREE with any paid daily Adventure Pass or Mountain Membership.

Also making its debut at the park March 30 is the loveable herd from Ice Age in the new “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™ 4D Experience.” Sid, Manny, Diego and the rest of the crew embark on an action-packed adventure when they discover a lost world of dinosaurs.

Paleolithic Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain was created by an upwelling of magma from the Earth’s crust roughly 300 to 250 million years ago. Dinosaurs arrived later, between 230 and 65 million years ago. Georgia is known to have been the home of several coastal species of dinosaurs.

Stone Mountain Park Today

Stone Mountain Park is located 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta. For ticketing and other details call 800-401-2407 or visit stonemountainpark.com.


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Ramp Closures, Detours, Delays for I-75 Construction in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation reports the following I-75 construction will result in ramp closures and detours this week.

  • Weather permitting, nighttime ramp closures and detours are planned at the I-75/I-285 Interchange for construction of the Cobb County DOT pedestrian bridge. The work is not part of the NWC Express Lanes project, but has been coordinated
    to minimize potential impacts to motorists.

    • WHEN: Monday, February 6, 9 p.m. – Tuesday, February 7, 5:00 a.m.
    • WHERE: I-75 Southbound Ramp Closure to I-285 Westbound
    • DETOUR: I-75 Southbound traffic to I-285 Westbound (Exit 259) will be directed to take the ramp to Cobb Parkway. Traffic will then be directed to merge onto I-285 Westbound via the entrance ramp from Cobb Parkway.
    • ADVISORY: Motorists are advised to expect delays and exercise caution while driving in these areas. On-site message boards indicating dates and times will be present in advance of these closures.

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Expect Night Detour For I-75 Construction in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists on I-75 in northwest Georgia of a night detour off I-75 North at Carbondale Road/Exit 326 in Whitfield County, scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2017.

Traffic will be detoured off the northbound lanes of I-75 onto Carbondale Road to accommodate work on setting the beams on the new bridge over I-75. This detour will be in place from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. It is weather permitting and subject to change.

This bridge work is part of a project to widen and reconstruct a roundabout on Carbondale Road, beginning west of Redwine Cove and extending Tilton Road. It also includes the construction of a bridge over I-75. Work on this project began late December 2015.

The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of September 2018, at a construction cost of $18,139,653.


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Georgia Preps I-75 for Winter Storm This Weekend

Responding to the potential for the season’s first significant winter weather event, Georgia DOT crews have pretreated all major interstates, including I-75, across middle, east and north Georgia, spreading brine mixture. Brine is a mixture of salt and water is used as a preventative treatment and is intended to limit the bonding of the ice to the pavement. Brine operations started today at 7 a.m. on I-85 and 185 from the Alabama/Georgia state line and I-75 from Henry to Bibb County. These tankers will also treat various other major secondary state routes throughout our 31-county district area. Bridges and overpasses are included in the treatment plan.

District personnel, local equipment operators, highway maintenance workers, mechanics and supervisors will begin working 12-hour shifts at 7 a.m. Friday and continue in the area until the State Maintenance Office and Georgia Emergency Management Agency determine any threat of winter weather has passed. Citizens should expect to see vehicles deploying brine and also traditional salt and gravel measures throughout Winter Storm Helena. We will have our crews strategically placed in locations where they can quickly spread the materials on all the major interstates and state routes. But we must have the public’s cooperation in this effort. We cannot spread the materials if we are stuck in traffic; and without the materials on the roadway before the snow hits, we lose a valuable tool in fighting the effects of this winter storm.

Overall, motorists are cautioned to be aware of black ice that may occur whenever there is moisture on the roadway in freezing temperatures. This is especially important after the storm leaves and temperatures drop Saturday evening.

Drivers should also watch for Georgia DOT crews working to clear snow and ice from interstates and state routes. These employees are working in a work zone and need to be safe. Do not pass a Georgia DOT dump truck spreading the salt/gravel mixture, as gravel may kick up and could break car windshields. Motorists should follow at least 100 feet behind Department vehicles and be extra cautious when driving through inclement weather conditions.


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Multiple Lane Closures for I-75 Construction in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that, weather permitting, a multiple-lane closure on I-75 Southbound will take place for bridge work within the NWC project corridor.

The I-75 construction lane closure schedule is:

  • Wednesday, December 28, 9:00 p.m. – Thursday, December 29, 5:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 29, 9:00 p.m. – Friday, December 30, 5:00 a.m.

The closures will take place on I-75 Southbound triple right lane closure between South Marietta Parkway and Delk Road.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and exercise caution while driving in these areas. On-site message boards indicating dates and times will be present in advance of these closures.


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