|BRASELTON – As work continues on Interstate 85 in Barrow and Gwinnett counties for the I-85 Widening project, drivers will experience lane closures between SR 211 and Hamilton Mill Road next week as crews continue construction activity.
The right lane and shoulder in both directions will be closed to traffic from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. nightly for crews to perform milling and asphalt paving. Drivers are advised to obey posted speed limits and traffic control measures inside the project limits.
The I-85 Widening corridor improvements will provide relief to motorists in this heavily congested area by widening I-85 from two to three lanes in both directions from I-985 to SR 53. Additional work on the project includes replacing three overpass bridges along I-85. The I-85 Widening project is the first of 11 initial Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) projects to begin construction.
Additional information about the I-85 Widening project can be found at http://www.dot.ga.gov/BS/Projects/SpecialProjects/I85WideningI985SR53.