Weather permitting, contractors with two major roadway construction projects on Interstate 75 in West Central Georgia will install continuous lane closures this weekend, extending from Friday evening to early Monday morning. The closures will installed to ensure the safety and efficiency of the work zones.
WEATHER PERMITTING, this weekend’s schedule (June 18-21, 2021) for the two projects’ lane closures is:
- In southern Metro Atlanta: The location of the lane closures will be from the Interstate 675 split (MP 227) to the Georgia 54 interchange (exit 233) in Morrow. Multiple southbound lane closures will be in effect continually from 7:00 p.m. Friday evening, June 18 to 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon, June 21. In addition, a section of roadway on the northbound side will have lane closures during the overnight hours each night: Friday, June 18, Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, Jun. 20.
- In Monroe County: The location of the lane closures will be from the Interstate 475 junction (MP 177) to the Georgia 42 interchange (exit 188) in Forsyth. Multiple northbound lane closures will be in effect during overnight hours from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, June 18-19, and also during the overnight hours from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Sunday night, June 20. In addition, as the teams approach exit ramps in either the northbound or southbound lanes, they will close them for paving. These include exits 181, 183, 186 and 187. The crews will install a brief single lane closure to maneuver traffic around the exit ramp closures.
All drivers should anticipate back-ups at these locations during these scheduled closures.
The Monroe County project is scheduled to be completed by the end of July, 2021 and the Henry and Clayton County project is expected to be completed by the end of August, 2021. The two projects are among several scheduled throughout the interstates and state routes of the West Central Georgia region over the next few years, planned to improve the roadways for projected increased and heavier traffic.
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