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Roadwork planned for Downtown Connector, other highways
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Roadwork planned for Downtown Connector, other highways

(WXIA) -- The Downtown Connector is one of several metro Atlanta highways to be affected by weekend roadwork.

Georgia Department of Transportation engineer Shun Pringle said three left northbound lanes of Interstate 75/85 will be closed nightly for sign work. The closures will happen between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Pine Street.

Three left southbound lanes will also be closed nightly at Freedom Parkway for bridge painting.

All Downtown Connector work will happen at night; Pringle said the interstate will be completely open during daylight hours.

However, some daylight work will occur on I-85 in both directions between Clairmont and Lenox roads. Crews will work on highway signs, forcing them to close two left lanes in each direction. Drivers traveling through the area should plan ahead for possible delays.

Single-lane closures can also be expected in and around the Ga. 400/I-85 Interchange, namely on Cheshire Bridge Road, Sidney Marcus Boulevard and the Buford-Spring Connector.

More metro Atlanta weekend road projects include:

Clayton County

* Crews will check gas lines on I-285 east at I-75 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily

Cobb County

* The shoulder of I-75 north will be closed between I-285 and Highway 120 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

DeKalb County

* One left lane of I-85 north between Shallowford and Old Peachtree roads will be closed for sweeping from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily

Douglas County

* One right ramp lane of I-20 east will be closed at Liberty Road for sweeping from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily

Forsyth County

* Street sweepers will work on Ga. 400 south between Buford Highway and I-85 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., nightly, requiring rolling closures of the rightmost and leftmost lanes

Gwinnett County

* One right lane of I-985 north will experience a rolling closure between I-85 and Highway 60 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily due to street sweeping

Newton County

* Street sweepers will work on I-20 west between Georgia 142 (John R. Williams Highway) and Liberty Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly; one right lane may be closed in places

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