Atlanta Commuters - More Lane Closures Coming

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From our friends at Atlanta News First / CBS 46

More changes are coming to Interstate 285 near Georgia 400. The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing lanes between Roswell Road and Ashford-Dunwoody Road beginning this week.

GDOT says motorists should expect major delays and your best option is to avoid the area on your way to and from work.

“You’re not going to be five minutes late for a meeting. You’re going to miss the meeting,” said Natalie Dale of the Georgia Department of Transportation.

According to GDOT, a mile stretch of the highway between Roswell Road and Ashford-Dunwoody Road will be reduced from four lanes to three lanes to allow construction crews to demolish and replace three bridges. They’ll begin with the eastbound side this week, then add the westbound lane in a few weeks.

GDOT warns a normal 25-minute commute to work could easily turn into hours. They’re urging commuters to find other routes, make use of MARTA, or work from home.

GDOT says the eight-month lane reduction could change due to weather. They encourage motorists to download the Georgia 511 app so they can stay on top of real-time traffic conditions.

Story credit: Don Shipman at Atlanta News First / CBS 46

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