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Weekend construction expected to snarl traffic

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If travel is in your weekend plans, there are some big construction projects you need to know about before you go. The Georgia Department of Transportation has 30 road projects scheduled this weekend in the metro Atlanta area.

GDOT officials said that a bridge joint replacement will cause three right lanes and the ramp from Freedom Parkway to the southbound connector to be closed from 9:00 p.m. Friday until 5:00 a.m. Monday. Drivers will be detoured by way of Andrew Young International Boulevard, Courtland Street and Edgewood Avenue, according to officials.

More projects on tap for this weekend, according to GDOT:

On I-75/I-85 northbound and in several other interstate locations around the city, contractors will be closing single lanes to install overhead signs.

On I-20 eastbound, just outside I-285 in DeKalb County, two lanes will be closed for paving all weekend as crews continue work on the collector-distributor lane project that will directly connect I-285 to Wesley Chapel Road.

Across the top end of I-285, up to three lanes will be closed in both directions for paving all weekend. Also, as part of the project there will be several single lane closures on ramps in the I-285/I-75 interchange.

Additionally, on Georgia 400 at 85, various single lane closures in both directions will be in place as construction on the big interchange project continues. Delays are expected and motorists should seek alternate routes to avoid backups.

As part of the same project, contractors will continue flagging operations on surface streets around the interchange and the HOV ramps at I-85 and Lindbergh Drive remain closed until mid-July for work on the bridge columns for the interchange.

Another major construction project this weekend is in Gwinnett County. Crews will close the Pleasant Hill Road Bridge at I-85 to finish work on the diverging diamond interchange.

The changes are supposed to make it easier for drivers to make left turns onto the highway from Pleasant Hill.

The bridge will close from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. That project is expected to be done by September.

Here is a full list of this weekend's work in metro Atlanta, provided by GDOT:

1. Cobb, 4/22/13 to 7/22/13, 8pm till 5am

SR 120 EB/WB, from MP 7.11 (John Ward Road) to MP 0 (Paulding County Line), one right lane closed for milling and paving operations.

2. Cobb, 4/26/13 to 6/28/13, 9am till 3pm

SR 120 ALT EB, from MP 11.41 (Manget Street) to MP 12.11 (Aviation Rd), one left lane closed for sidewalk and bike path construction.

3. Cobb, 5/10/13 to 6/3/13, 9pm till 5am

I-75 SB, about MP 259 (I-285 EB/WB), one right ramp lane closed for resurfacing operations.

4. Cobb, 5/13/13 to 6/4/13, 9pm till 5am

I-285 WB, about MP 20 (I-75), one left ramp lane closed for resurfacing operations.

5. Cobb, 5/9/13 to 11/29/13, 10am till 5pm,

SR 360 EB, from MP 9.1 (Bellemeade Dr) to MP 10.27 (Chestnut Hill Road), one right lane closed for installing drainage, walls and other structures for a multi-use trail.

6. Cobb, 6/7/13 to 6/10/13, 9pm till 5am, continuous

I-285 EB, about MP 20 (I-75NB), two left CD ramp lanes closed for resurfacing operations (Accident Area).

7. Cobb, 6/4/13 to 6/10/13, 9pm till 5am, continuous

I-285 EB, from MP 20 (I-75) to MP 29 (Ashford Dunwoody), two right lanes closed for resurfacing operations.

8. Cobb, 6/4/13 to 6/28/13, 9:30pm till 5am

I-75 SB, form MP 260 (Windy Hill Road) to MP 241 (Cleveland Avenue), HOV lane or one right lane in each direction closed for overhead signage work.

9. Clayton, 5/7/13 to 6/21/13, 9am till 4pm,

SR 138 EB/WB, from MP 7.67 (Walt Stephens Rd) to MP 10.49 (Ciboney Dr), working on raised beds and median landscaping.

10. Fulton, 5/4/12 to 12/31/13, 9am till 3pm, daily

Sidney Marcus Blvd EB/WB, from MP 1 (GA 400) to MP 2 (Buford Hwy), left lane affected with flagging operations for construction activities.

11. Fulton, 5/25/13 to 6/30/13, 9:30am till 4pm, continuous

SR 154 EB, from MP 34.16 (Capital Ave) to MP 34.02(Trinity St), one right lane closed for parking deck construction.

12. Fulton, 10/5/12 to 12/31/13, 4:30am till 3pm, continuous

GA 400 NB, from MP 0.5 (I-85) to MP 1 (Sidney Marcus Blvd), one right lane closed to construct bridge bents for new bridge.

13. Fulton, 5/4/12 to 12/31/13, 9am till 3pm, daily

SR 13 NB/SB, from MP 2 (I-85) to MP 3 (Lenox Road), one outside lane closed with flagging operations to support construction activities.

14. Fulton, 1/7/13 to 6/30/13, 9am till 5pm, daily

Deering Road EB, about MP 0 (Peachtree Street), DEERING ROAD CLOSED for construction on the Amtrak Station.

15. Fulton, 1/22/13 to 7/22/13, 7pm till 5am, continuous

I-85 NB/SB, form MP 0 to MP 0.25 (Lindbergh Drive), HOV Ramp closed on to construct bridge bent #11.

16. Fulton, 1/12/13 to 12/31/13, 7pm till 5:30pm, weekly

Sidney Marcus Blvd EB/WB, from MP .5 to MP 1 (Sidney Marcus Blvd), road closed on Saturdays only for construction activities.

17. Fulton, 1/12/13 to 12/28/13, 7am till 5:30 pm, weekly

Cheshire Bridge Road EB/WB, from MP 0 to MP 0.25 (Sheridan Road), Road Closed on Saturdays only for construction activities.

18. Fulton, 1/12/13 to 12/28/13, 7am till 3:30pm, weekly

SR 13 NB, from MP 0 to MP 0.25 (Lenox Road), road closed on Saturdays only for construction activities.

19. Fulton, 2/7/13 to 8/30/13, 9am till 4pm

Joseph Lowery Blvd, from MP 2.84 (Park Street) to MP 2.53 (Westview Drive), one right lane closed for sidewalk construction.

20. Fulton, 2/14/13 to 7/22/13, 9am till 3:30pm

SR 236 WB, from MP 1 (Armand Drive) to MP 1.5 (Adina Drive), one lane flagging operation for equipment entering and exiting the roadway.

21. Fulton, 3/18/13 to 7/31/13, continuous

I-75 / I-85 SB, about MP 243 (Langford Pkwy), right shoulder closure for construction activities.

22. Fulton, 3/16/13 to 12/31/13, 10am till 10pm, continuous

SR 13 NB, from MP 87 (Lindbergh Drive) to MP 88 (Cheshire Bridge Road), one right lane closed for bridge construction.

23. Fulton, 4/23/13 to 6/30/13, 9:30am till 3pm

GA 400 SB, from MP 1 (Sidney Marcus Blvd) to MP 0 (Lindbergh Drive), one left lane closed for overhead signage work.

24. Fulton, 4/25/13 to 5/11/13, 9:30am till 3pm, daily

SR 400 NB, from MP 0 (Lindbergh Dr) to MP 1 (Sidney Marcus Blvd), either right or left lane closed for construction activities.

25. Fulton, 4/25/13 to 5/11/13, 8pm till 5am, nightly

SR 13 NB, from MP 2 (Lindbergh Dr) to MP 3 (Cheshire Bridge Rd), on right ramp lane closed for construction activities.

26. Fulton, 4/25/13 to 6/28/13, 8pm till 5am,

SR 13 NB, from MP 3 (Lindbergh Dr) to MP 2.5 (Cheshire Bridge Rd), one right ramp lane closed for paving operations.

27. Fulton, 5/17/13 to 6/9/13, 9pm till 7pm, continuous

I-85 NB, about MP 77 (Metropolitan Parkway), one right lane closed for removing and replacing bridge joints.

28. Fulton, 5/15/13 to 12/31/13, 9am till 4pm,

Washington Street NB, from MP 1 (Decatur Street) to MP 1.5 (MLK JR DR), one left lane closed for bridge painting operations.

29. Fulton, 5/17/13 to 6/28/13, 9am till 4pm,

SR 120 EB/WB, from MP 10.06 (North Point Pkwy) to MP 10.15 (Big Creek Greenway), one right lane closed for working on radius.

30. Fulton, 5/21/13 to 6/30/13, 9:30am till 3:30pm

Mt. Paran Rd, about MP 256 (Northside Parkway), one right lane closed for drainage structure construction.

31. Fulton, 5/21/13 to 8/31/13, 9pm till 5am

I-75 NB/SB, from MP 241 (Cleveland Ave) to MP 256 (Mt Paran Rd), HOV lane closed for overhead highway sign construction.

32. Fulton, 6/7/13 to 6/10/13, 9pm till 5am, continuous

I-285 WB, from MP 25 Roswell Road) to MP 20 (I-75), two right lanes closed for resurfacing operations.

33. Fulton, 6/3/13 to 7/12/13, 9am till 3pm

SR 236 NB, from MP 0 (Piedmont Road) to MP 2 (Briarcliff Road), one right lane closed for milling and paving operations.

34. Fulton, 6/7/13 to 6/10/13, 9pm till 5am, continuous

Washington Street WB, about MP 1 (I-20 WB), one let lane closed for bridge painting.

35. Fulton, 6/7/13 to 6/9/13, 9pm till 1pm

I-75/I-85 SB, from MP 248 (Edgewood) to MP 247 (I-20), three right lanes and Freedom Parkway Ramp closed for bridge joint replacement.

36. Fulton, 6/5/13 to 6/10/13, 9pm till 5am, continuous

I-75/I-85 NB, about MP 250 (North Ave), HOV lane closed for overhead signage upgrades.

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