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Detour: Escape routes for weekend roadwork
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Detour: Escape routes for weekend roadwork

ATLANTA -- Whether your weekend travels take you on the Perimeter, Interstate 75, Interstate 85 or Interstate 20, odds are good you'll run into road construction and traffic. Here's how to avoid getting caught in the mess.

Clayton

I-75 SB from Old Dixie Hwy. (Exit 235) to Mt. Zion Blvd. (Exit 231)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Saturday
2 right lanes

Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy (Exit 237) and follow Westbound to Old Dixie Hwy. and turn right. Follow Old Dixie Hwy. across I-75 where it becomes Tara Blvd. Follow Tara Blvd. to Mt Zion Road and turn left. Follow Mt Zion Road to Mt. Zion Blvd. Turn left on Mt. Zion Blvd and follow back to I-75 Southbound.

DeKalb

I-20 WB at Evans Mill Road exit ramp (Exit 74) 
Noon - 9 p.m. Saturday
Exit ramp closed for paving
Use Turner Hill (Exit 75) or Sigman Road (Exit 78)

Alternate to access Evans Mill Road: Exit onto Sigman Road (Exit 78) and turn right. Follow Sigman Road to Old Covington Hwy. and turn left. Follow Old Covington Hwy. to Evans Mill Road.

I-20 EB at Evans Mill Road entrance ramp (Exit 74)
9 p.m. Friday - 9 p.m. Saturday
Entrance ramp closed for paving
Use Covington Hwy. or Mall Pkwy.

Alternate to I-20 Eastbound: Follow Evans Mill Road to Mall Pkwy. and turn Eastbound. Follow Mall Pkwy. to Turner Hill Road and turn left. Follow Turner Hill Road back to I-20 Eastbound.

I-20 WB at Turner Hill Road entrance ramp
6 p.m. Saturday - 3 p.m. Sunday
Entrance ramp closed for paving
Use Covington Hwy.

Access to I-20 Westbound from Evans Mill Road: Take Evans Mill Road to Covington Hwy. and turn Westbound. (toward Atlanta) Follow Covington Hwy. Westbound to Panola Road and turn left. Follow Panola Road back to I-20 Westbound.

I-285 Southbound at I-20 Eastbound (Exit 46)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
1 right lane

Alternate to I-20 Eastbound: Exit onto Glenwood Road (Exit 44) and turn left. Follow Glenwood Road to Covington Hwy. and turn right. Follow Covington Hwy. to Wesley Chapel Road and turn right. Follow Wesley Chapel Road to I-20 Eastbound.

I-285 Westbound from Buford Hwy. (Exit 32) to New Peachtree Road (Exit 30)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
3 left lanes

Alternate: Exit onto I-85 Southbound and follow to Chamblee Tucker Road. Exit onto Chamblee Tucker Road and turn left. Follow Chamblee Tucker Road to Buford Hwy. and turn right. Follow Buford Hwy. to Motors Industrial Way (Connector 13) and turn left. Follow Motors Industrial Way to Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and turn right. Follow Peachtree Industrial Blvd. back to I-285 Westbound.

Fulton

SR 400 both directions at Toll Plaza Road
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
2 left Cruise lanes closed for upgrades

Alternate for GA 400 Southbound: Exit onto the Glenridge Connector (Exit 3) and turn left. Follow the Glenridge Connector to Johnson Ferry Road and turn left. Follow Johnson Ferry Road onto Glenridge Drive to Roswell Road and turn left. Follow Roswell Road to Piedmont Road and turn left. Follow Piedmont Road to Lenox Road (a.k.a. The Buckhead Loop) and turn left. Follow Lenox Road back to GA 400 Southbound.

Alternate for GA 400 Northbound: Exit onto Lenox Road (Exit 2 a.k.a. The Buckhead Loop) and turn left. Follow Lenox Road to Piedmont Road and turn right. Follow Piedmont Road to Roswell Road and turn right. Follow Roswell Road to Glenridge Drive and turn right. Follow Glenridge Drive to Johnson Ferry Road and bear right. Follow Johnson Ferry Road to the Glenridge Connector and turn right. Follow the Glenridge Connector back to GA 400 Northbound.

I-75 Northbound at I-75/85 collector distributor ramp (Exit 77)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday 
Ramp closed for resurfacing 

Alternate to I-75/85 Northbound from I-75 Northbound: Exit onto Crown Road /North Central Avenue (Exit 239) and turn left onto Crown Road. Follow Crown Road to Browns Mill Road and turn left. Follow Browns Mill Road to Southside Industrial Pkwy. and bare right. Follow Southside Industrial Pkwy. to Jonesboro Road (Hwy. 54) and turn left. Follow Jonesboro Road to McDonough Blvd. And turn left. Follow McDonough Blvd. to University Avenue and turn left. Follow University Avenue back to I-75/85 Northbound.

I-75 Northbound from Cleveland Avenue entrance ramp (Exit 241) to SR 166 ramp (Exit 243)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
Entrance ramp closed for resurfacing

Alternate to access SR 166 from I-75 Northbound: Exit onto Crown Road/North Central Avenue (Exit 239) and turn left onto Crown Road. Follow Crown Road to Browns Mill Road and turn left. Follow Browns Mill Road to Southside Industrial Pkwy. and bare right. Follow Southside Industrial Pkwy. to Jonesboro Road (Hwy 54) and turn left. Follow Jonesboro Road to Claire Drive and turn left. Follow Claire Drive to Lakewood Avenue and turn left. Follow Lakewood Avenue to SR 166.

I-75 Northbound at Cleveland Avenue exit ramp
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
Exit ramp closed for resurfacing

Alternate to Cleveland Avenue from I-75 Northbound: Exit onto Crown Road/North Central Avenue (Exit 239) and turn left onto Crown Road. Follow Crown Road to Browns Mill Road and turn left. Follow Browns Mill Road to Southside Industrial Pkwy. and bare right. Follow Southside Industrial Pkwy. to Jonesboro Road (Hwy 54) and turn left. Follow Jonesboro Road to Cleveland Avenue.

I-75 Northbound from Cleveland Avenue (Exit 241) to University Avenue (Exit 244)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
3 right lanes

Alternate to access I-75/85 Northbound from I-75 Northbound: Exit onto Crown Road/North Central Avenue (Exit 239) and turn left onto Crown Road. Follow Crown Road to Browns Mill Road and turn left. Follow Browns Mill Road to Southside Industrial Pkwy. and bare right. Follow Southside Industrial Pkwy. to Jonesboro Road (Hwy. 54) and turn left. Follow Jonesboro Road to McDonough Blvd. And turn left. Follow McDonough Blvd. to University Avenue and turn left. Follow University Avenue back to I-75/85 Northbound.

I-85 Northbound at Metropolitan Pkwy. (Exit 77)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
Exit ramp closed for resurfacing

Alternate from I-85 Northbound to Metropolitan Pkwy.: Exit onto Sylvan Road/Central Avenue (Exit 75) and turn left onto N. Central Avenue. Follow N. Central Avenue to Dogwood Drive and turn left. Dogwood Drive becomes Metropolitan Pkwy.

I-85 Northbound from Metropolitan Pkwy. (Exit 77) to I-75/85 Northbound
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
2 right lanes

Alternate from I-85 Northbound to I-75/85 Northbound: Exit onto Sylvan Road/Central Avenue (Exit 75) and turn left onto N. Central Avenue. Follow N. Central Avenue to Dogwood Drive and turn left. Dogwood Drive becomes Metropolitan Pkwy. Continue on Metropolitan Pkwy to University Avenue and turn right. Follow University Avenue back to I-75/85 Northbound.

I-85 NB from Metropolitan Pkwy. to SR 166
9 p.m. Fri - 5 a.m. Mon
3 right lanes

Alternate from I-85 Northbound to SR 166: Exit onto Sylvan Road/Central Ave(Exit 75) and follow to Sylvan Road. Follow Sylvan Road to SR 166.

Traveling Northbound on I-85 from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport could be very slow this weekend.

Consider taking I-85 Southbound to I-285 Eastbound (Southeast Perimeter which becomes the Eastside Perimeter) for the eastern and northeastern suburbs or I-85 Southbound to I-285 Northbound (Southwest Perimeter which becomes the Westside Perimeter) for the western and northwestern suburbs.

I-285 both directions from Riverside Drive (Exit 24) to GA 400 (Exit 27)
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday
5 lanes, traffic paced

Alternate to I-285 Westbound: Exit onto GA 400 Northbound (Exit 27) and exit onto Abernathy Road/Sandy Springs (Exit 5B). Follow Abernathy Road across Johnson Ferry Road where it becomes River Valley Road. Follow River Valley Road to Riverside Drive and turn left. Follow Riverside Drive back to I-285 Westbound.

Alternate to I-285 Eastbound: Exit onto onto Northside Drive/ Powers Ferry Road (Exit 22) and turn right onto Northside Drive. Follow Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road and turn left. Follow Powers Ferry Road to Heards Road and turn right. The road continues to be called Powers Ferry Road. Stay on Powers Ferry Road to Mt. Vernon Hwy. and turn left. Follow Mt. Vernon Road to Hammond Drive and bare right. Follow Hammond Drive to Peachtree Dunwoody Road and turn left. Follow Peachtree Dunwoody Road back to I-285 Eastbound

Alternate to I-285 Eastbound to GA 400: Exit onto onto Northside Drive/Powers Ferry Road (Exit 22) and turn right onto Northside Drive. Follow Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road and turn left. Follow Powers Ferry Road to Heards Road and turn right. The road continues to be called Powers Ferry Road. Stay on Powers Ferry Road to Mt. Vernon Hwy. and turn left. Follow Mt. Vernon Road to Hammond Drive and bare right. Follow Hammond Drive to Barfield Road and turn left. Follow Barfield Road to Abernathy Road and turn right. Follow Abernathy Road to GA 400.

Coweta

I-85 Southbound from 1 mile North of Collinsworth Road (MP 57) to 2 miles North of SR 154 (MP 53)
8 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
1 right lane

Alternate: Exit onto Senoia Road/Hwy 74 (Exit 61) and turn right. Bare left onto Fairburn Industrial Blvd. Follow Fairburn Industrial Blvd. to Roosevelt Hwy. (US 29) and turn left. Follow US 29 to Hwy. 154/ Sharpsburg-McCollum Road and turn left. Follow Hwy. 154 back to I-85 Southbound

Douglas

I-20 both directions at 1 mile West of Thornton Road (MP 45)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
1 left lane

I-20 Eastbound Alternate (North of I-20): Exit onto onto Lee Road and go left. Follow Lee Road to S. Sweetwater Road turn left and follow to Skyview Drive and turn right. Follow Skyview Drive to Thornton Road and turn left. Follow Thornton Road back to I-20 Eastbound.

I-20 Westbound Alternate: Exit onto Riverside Pkwy. (Exit 46B) and go straight. That puts you on Six Flags Drive. Follow Six Flags Drive across Blair Bridge Road where it becomes Oak Ridge Road. Follow Oak Ridge Road across Thornton Road where it becomes Skyview Drive. Follow Skyview Drive to S. Sweetwater Road. Turn left onto S. Sweetwater Drive and follow to Lee Road. Bear right onto Lee Road and follow back to I-20 Westbound.

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