Thursday, December 13, 2012
GDOT reports a tractor-trailer overturned damaging asphalt. Repairs have to be complete before road can be reopened.
Georgia Department of Transportation report that four of the five northbound lanes of I-85 at 316 are closed. Only one lane is open. In a press release, GDOT officials said a tractor-trailer overturned and lost its load of prefabricated concrete walls. Crews are on site removing the wrecked vehicle and its cargo. They hope to have three lanes open by noon. A 160-feet stretch of asphalt about 12-foot wide has to be removed and replaced before it can be opened for use. GDOT officials ask that motorists be wary of workers. Fifty-seven Georgia DOT personnel and many other motorists, passengers and contractor workers have been killed since 1973 in highway work zone accidents. "Please help us prevent these tragedies by slowing down; being …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
During the day, the inside lanes may be closed. At night, up to four lanes of I-85 could shut down.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Today and tomorrow, expect inside lane closures on I-85 during off-peak hours. The closures are happening as part of the I-85 Express Lane Project, in which the current HOV lane is being converted to a HOT lane by the Georgia DOT. The road work will only happen if weather permits. The daytime work will occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wed., June 1 and Thurs., June 2 between Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Pleasantdale Road. Expect the inside lane in both the northbound and southbound direction to be closed. The nighttime work will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Wed., June 1 and Thurs., June 2. On Wednesday night, lanes will be closed in the following locations: -Beaver Ruin Road to Indian Trail Road, southbound HOV lane -Old …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Interstates have a one-inch thick sheet of ice on them in many areas.
he Georgia Dept. of Transportation urges citizens to avoid roads again today, specifically I-285. The I-285 and I-75 interchange is reportedly very icy. I-285 eastbound from I-75 to I-85 has also been reported as hazardous. I-285 westbound from Flat Shoals Road to I-75 has been reported as extremely icy. At 9:15 a.m. spokesperson Karlene Barron said that these conditions persist, but that some very slow movement was beginning to happen eastbound and westbound on I-285. Also, Barron specifically pointed out issues with the ramp from I-85 to Pleasant Hill Road. The GDOT office said that crews are battling at least one inch of ice on the roadway. H.E.R.O. trucks are re-routing traffic in many places so that crews can treat the interstate…