Tropical Storm Ian Traffic Impacts
To allow for the potential congestion along evacuation routes for the newly downgraded Tropical Storm Ian, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced today the suspension of construction-related lane closures on along Interstates 16, 75 and 95 south of Atlanta beginning Friday, September 30 at 12 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday, October 3.
The Department notes that some work may continue on lesser-traveled state and local system roads and that incident or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any route. If motor vehicle accidents occur on any roadway, temporary lane closures may be installed until the scenes are cleared.
The public can view all remaining permitted/scheduled weekend lane closures at https://www.dot.ga.gov/GDOT/Pages/WeekendLaneClosures.aspx. Lane closure information can be accessed by selecting the desired option within the search filter and clicking the submit button. The search filter will sort information by traffic impact level, county, interstate or state route.
The weekend lane closure schedule will be posted on a weekly basis and will be accessible from 4 p.m., Thursday until 10 a.m., Monday.
Traffic pattern shift for construction of a raised median from north of Morgan Falls Rd to south of Pitts Rd on Roswell Rd. The three (3) center lanes on Roswell Rd between Morgan Falls and Pitts Rd will be closed for construction for three (3) weeks. Traffic will be shifted to the 2 outermost lanes in each direction.
When: Monday, Sept. 12 – Sept. 30. (3 weeks of center lane closures)
Traffic Impacts: 2 lanes in each direction will be open. No left turns will be allowed through the closure area due to the open cut on Roswell Rd. U-Turn points will be marked at Grogans Ferry/Hampton Dr. The three (3) center lanes on Roswell Rd between Morgan Falls and Pitts Rd will be closed for construction for three (3) weeks.
Paving Schedule: None
Road Work: None
Guardrail Replacement Schedule: None
Lane Closures on Pitts Road and Roberts Drive for SR 400 Phase 1 Design-Build Project
Lane closures will be in place the following locations Tuesday, September 27 through Friday, October 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding weekends:
Flagging operations will be in place to control the flow of traffic around the closures. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and expect delays during operations. The closures may be extended beyond the initial two weeks if additional work is needed.
These activities are for the upcoming SR 400 Phase 1 Design-Build project which replaces the Pitts Road, Roberts Drive, and Kimball Bridge Road bridges over SR 400. The three overpass bridges will be replaced with wider, taller structures to accommodate the future express lanes along SR 400. As part of the bridge replacements, multiuse paths will be incorporated into the new bridges. The updated structures will provide operational and local road improvements in advance of the major express lanes’ construction anticipated in 2024.
More information about the SR 400 Phase 1 Design-Build project can be found at https://0001757-sr400-phase1db-gdot.hub.arcgis.com/.
Traffic pacing will periodically occur on the I-285 eastbound and westbound on-ramps to SR 400, both northbound and southbound, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist crews, supply materials, and allow for construction. Pacing may require that the ramp lane width be reduced to allow construction vehicles to enter and exit the work zone. Additional project information is available at http://www.dot.ga.gov/BuildSmart/Projects/Pages/I285SR400.aspx
ADVISORY: Dates may change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app.
Additional project information is available at: http://www.dot.ga.gov/BuildSmart/Projects/Pages/I285SR400.aspx
For issues or questions related to this project, please call the GDOT Hotline at 404-609-4609 or email Transform285400@dot.ga.gov
Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers, and expect the unexpected. For updated information about travel conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, GDOT advises travelers to call 511 or consult www.511ga.org before heading out. Georgia 511 is a free service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.