Interstate 85 express lane extension project weekend traffic updates 

Press release from Georgia Department of Transportation

If your commute is going to take you on Interstate 85 this weekend, you may want to know about lane closures due to the I-85 Express Lane extension project that could impact your trip. Georgia DOT warns of the following lane closures this weekend.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

  • I-85 SB from Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd to Old Peachtree Rd (9:00 PM to 5:00 AM) (MP 111.4 to MP 110.6) shifting to a double lane closure at 11:00 PM; for sign removal; right lane
  • I-85 NB from Old Peachtree Rd to McGinnis Ferry Rd (9:00 PM to 5:00 AM) (MP 109.4 to MP 111.4) shifting to a double lane closure at 11:00 PM; for sign removal; right lane
  • Pacing Operations I-85 NB from Sugarloaf Pkwy to McGinnis Ferry Rd, including holding ramp traffic at Old Peachtree On-ramp (11:00 PM to 4:00 AM); all lanes
  • Pacing Operations I-85/I-985 SB from SR 20 to McGinnis Ferry Rd, including holding traffic at Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd On-ramp (11:00 PM to 4:00 AM); all lanes
  • I-85 SB from SR 20 to Gravel Springs Rd (MP 116.5 to MP 118) (9:00 PM to 5:00 AM) for hauling; left lane
  • I-85 NB from Gravel Springs Rd to SR 20 (MP 118 to MP 116.5) (9:00 PM to 5:00 AM) for hauling; left lane

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

  • I-85 NB from SR 20 to Gravel Springs Road (MP 116.5 to MP 118) (9:00 PM to 5:00 AM) for hauling; left lane
  • I-85 SB from Gravel Springs Road to SR 20 (MP 118 to MP 116.5) (9:00 PM to 5:00 AM) for hauling; left lane
  • I-85 NB from Old Peachtree Road to McGinnis Ferry Road (MP 109.4 to MP 111.4) (10:00 PM to 5:00 AM) shifting to a double lane closure at 11:00 PM; for hauling; right lane.

Overhead sign removal Friday night on I-85 Southbound 

Suwanee, Ga.- On Friday, September, 15, 2017 the electronic sign overhead I-85 .19 miles south of McGinnis Ferry Road will be turned off in preparation to be taken down that night.

The following lane closures will occur overnight to accommodate sign removal.

  • I-85 SB from Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd to Old Peachtree Rd (9:00 PM to 5:00 AM) (MP 111.4 to MP 110.6) shifting to a double lane closure at 11:00 PM; for sign removal; right lane
  • I-85 NB from Old Peachtree Rd to McGinnis Ferry Rd (9:00 PM to 5:00 AM) (MP 109.4 to MP 111.4) shifting to a double lane closure at 11:00 PM; for sign removal; right lane

Drivers are asked to plan ahead and drive alert while traveling through work zones.

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