Expect long waits on the interstate this weekend

Nov. 14, 2011 - Cobb County - Morning commuter traffic on I75 southbound just north of South Marietta Parkway. Morning commuter traffic on I75 in Cobb County. A traffic study for the $1 billion project to add HOT lanes to I-75 shows that overall it will help drivers in the regular lanes, but in a few spots it could make traffic in the regular lanes worse. Northbound traffic on I-75 just south of Big Shanty Road is projected to get worse if the project is constructed. Bob Andres bandres@ajc.com

BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Pack a snack, some water and plan to jam to some tunes in your car this weekend. You’ll need them for all the time you’ll be sitting in traffic.

While express-lanes work should be the bulk of your worries, drivers can expect multiple lane closures inside the perimeter.

Here are your trouble spots:

Northwest Corridor Express Lanes

I-575

One southbound lane will close between Booth and Chastain roads from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

One southbound lane will close between Dupree and Alabama roads from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

One northbound lane will close between Shallowford Road and Ga. 92 from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

I-75

One northbound lane will close from Hickory Grove Road to Woodstock from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

At least one northbound lane will close between Bells Ferry Road and Barrett Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday, from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, and from 9 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday. A traffic pacing will also take place from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Monday.

One northbound lane will close on the I-75/I-285 interchange to Windy Hill Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Two southbound lanes will close between Barrett Parkway and the I-75/I-575 split from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

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

A traffic pacing will take place between the I-75/I-575 interchange and Big Shanty Road beginning at 1 p.m. Friday. No end time was released.

A traffic pacing will take place between Wade Green and Big Shanty roads beginning at 1 p.m. Monday. No end time was released.

One lane will close between the I-75/I-285 interchange and Windy Hill Road from 9 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday.

One lane will close between the northbound entrance ramp to I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

One lane will close between Barrett Parkway and Chastain Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

One lane will close between Windy Hill Road and Windy Hill Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

I-285

Lanes from the I-75 southbound ramp to I-285 eastbound will close from 10 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday. A detour will be in place.

A traffic pacing will take place between Cobb Parkway and Windy Ridge Parkway from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.

South Metro Express Lanes

One southbound lane will close between the I-675 interchange to south of Hudson Bridge from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.

A traffic pacing will take place between Lake Spivey Parkway and North McDonough Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.

One southbound lane will close between Jodeco and Jonesboro roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday.

One northbound lane will close between Jonesboro and Jodeco roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

One southbound lane will close between the I-675 interchange and Hudson Bridge Road from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

One southbound lane will close between Hampton and Jonesboro roads from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

One northbound lane will close between Hampton and Jodeco roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.

I-85 Express Lanes

One northbound lane will close between Gravel Springs Road and Hamilton Mill Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

One northbound lane will close between Buford Drive and Gravel Springs Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

I-75

The southbound ramp to I-20 will close from 8 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday.

I-85

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

I-20

The eastbound ramp to Hamilton E. Holmes Drive will close from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday, from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, and from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

A traffic pacing will take place between I-75/I-85 to Candler Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

I-285

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

Ga. 400

One southbound lane will close between Haynes Bridge and Mansell roads from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

 

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