Weekend lane closures on I-285 will impact DeKalb County drivers

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Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will close lanes on I-285 to continue a resurfacing project on 1.5 miles between Snapfinger Road and Rainbow Drive in DeKalb County.

The resurfacing project is expected to produce a smoother ride for drivers while also improving the condition of the deteriorating roadway.


Weather and on-site conditions permitting, crews will install “rolling” closures on I-285 northbound and southbound between Snapfinger Road and Rainbow Drive from 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 until 5 a.m. on Monday. 

Beginning with the left lanes, the location of the closures will “roll” as crews complete work in one area and move to another. When the left lanes are complete, the rolling closures will be installed on the right lanes.

On-site message boards and traffic control measures will alert drivers approaching the area.

Lane closures help ensure safety for workers and drivers through the project area as crews continue milling, inlay and resurfacing to improve the deteriorating roadway. This $3.8 M project is scheduled for completion in late fall 2022.

Advisory: 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.

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