Posted on Jun 15, 2012

Residents and commuters to the Metro Atlanta area should be advised that this summer seems likely to bring a considerable number of highway construction projects to its major interstates. The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced that there will be no fewer than 20 highway construction projects underway during the busy summer months, many of which are scheduled in busy areas of the city that see high volumes of traffic and are often already prone to rush hour build-ups.

Major projects in high-traffic areas include lane constructions and resurfacings on I-285 in both directions between Ashford Dunwoody and Chamblee Tucker, resurfacing of I-75 in Gordon and Bartow counties, six interchange reconstruction projects on the top-end perimeter, and the construction of a new I-85 interchange with Georgia 400.

Road construction sites can involve considerable numbers of workers operating on foot in close proximity to traffic as well as large vehicles and machinery. Drivers are advised to be cautious and vigilant when maneuvering around these sites, conscious of signage and lane closing notifications, and respectful of changes in speed limits around work zones. The Georgia DOT thanks Atlanta’s drivers for their patience in the busy summer months on Atlanta’s major roadways.