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Watch out for road crews on Loop 10

Watch out for road crews on Loop 10

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be hard at work on Athens Perimeter Highway this week.

Workers will restripe the road and replace faded pavement markings from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Friday, June 20.

One lane will be closed on Loop 10 so crews can complete the project.

Weekend roadwork to affect I-20, I-285 drivers

Weekend roadwork to affect I-20, I-285 drivers

(WXIA) -- Road projects are scheduled to take place on Interstates 285 and 20 this weekend.

All work is weather permitting, but drivers should still look out for road crews and plan for possible delays.

Among the scheduled projects:

Cobb County
* Intermittent pacing will take place on I-285 at Atlanta Road from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday

Cobb/Fulton counties
* Nightly sign construction will close two lanes in each direction of I-285 between I-75 and New Northside Drive

Douglas County
* Two westbound lanes of I-20 between Bill Arp and Liberty roads will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly

Fulton County
* Three eastbound lanes of I-285 between Riverside Drive and the Glenwood Connector will be closed nightly

Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Portions of Interstates 20 and 285 will become proverbial parking lots this weekend as crews perform much-needed roadwork.

Some projects may be postponed by predicted thunderstorms, but drivers are still asked to plan ahead and find alternate routes where possible.

The I-20 roadwork that has plagued metro Atlanta for weeks will continue in these areas:

Atlanta
* Two lanes will close in both directions between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday for emergency bridge repairs on Westview Drive
* Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Boulevard and Gresham Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for restriping

Douglas County
Two eastbound lanes will be closed between Bill Arp and Liberty roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for work

I-20 construction resumes this weekend

I-20 construction resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- The three Interstate 20 construction projects that have plagued drivers for several weekends will continue.

As long as the weather cooperates, crews will work on the following stretches of I-20 this weekend:

Atlanta
Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Windsor Street and Boulevard from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 am. Sunday.

Douglas County
Two lanes in both directions will be closed between Bill Arp and Liberty roads from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Newton County
Two eastbound left lanes will be closed between Almon and Alcovy roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has smaller projects scheduled in Cobb County:

I-285
Two northbound lanes will be intermittently closed at South Cobb Drive for overhead sign work; two lanes will always remain open.

Teen shot to death in Athens

Teen shot to death in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County Police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager.

The victim, 18-year-old Jordanius Randolph, was found lying behind some hedges near a home on Westchester Circle shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

Police said Randolph had been shot. Responding officers rendered first aid until EMS arrived, but the teen passed away. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will conduct an autopsy.

Police are now working to identify a suspect in the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 706-613-3342.

UGA tests remedies for busy mosquito season


ATHENS, Ga. -- May means mosquito season in Georgia.

"We would expect an active couple of weeks," said Elmer Gray of the University of Georgia's Department of Entomology.

There's an army of supplies waiting to protect you, or so they claim. Not everything works. We called on the UGA Mosquito Lab to face off against a cage filled with 500 mosquitoes.

First, we tried dryer sheets with moderate success.

"Dryer sheets have been reported to be effective, but when you use them for standardize testing they don't hold up for the duration of the testing. They may hold up repelling mosquitoes for the short period, but not for the long periods that the approved products are used for," Gray said.

Up next we sprayed a name brand repellent fueled with Deet. Twenty five percent of its make up was Deet.

Don’t let pool chemicals ruin summer swims

Don’t let pool chemicals ruin summer swims

ATLANTA -- School is out and neighborhoods all across Georgia are opening their swimming pools for the season. To protect consumers, eye care experts are asking swimmers to be aware that an imbalance of chemicals in the water may put their vision and eye health at risk.

The Georgia Optometric Association is urging people to take simple steps that will protect the health of their eyes and help them avoid problems such as chemical conjunctivitis and chemical keratitis.