Two Interstate 75 Construction Projects to Install Multi-Lane Closures Through Upcoming Weekends
Contractors with two major roadway construction projects on Interstate 75 in West Central Georgia will install double-lane closures in weekends through July, 2021. The closures can occur in either northbound or southbound lanes in order to ensure the safety and efficiency of the work zones.
The details of the projects are:
In southern Metro Atlanta: Webber Construction is rehabilitating the concrete roadway. The location of the double-lane closures will be from the Interstate 675 split (MP 227) to the Georgia 54 interchange (exit 233) in Morrow. The closure schedule will be:
Weekends from Mar. 26 – 29 through Apr. 16 – 18: overnight shifts only, from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Weekends from Apr. 23 – 26 through Jun. 4 – 7: continual (day and night) from Friday at 8:00 p.m. to the following Monday at 6:00 a.m.
In Monroe County: C. W. Matthews is resurfacing the asphalt roadway. The location of the double-lane closures will be from the Interstate 475 junction (MP 177) to the Georgia 42 interchange (exit 188) in Forsyth. The closure schedule will be:
Weeknights from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. through July
Weekends continually (day and night) from Friday at 9:00 p.m. to the following Monday at 6:00 a.m., also through July, 2021
NOTE: all lane closures on I-75 will be suspended during Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 – 31, 2021.
All drivers should anticipate back-ups at these locations during these scheduled closures. To avoid delays, they should:
Use a favorite GPS app to automatically re-route them around the work zones
Download the free 511Georgia app, which provides real-time information on all of Georgia’s interstate traffic
Give themselves extra time for their trips or travels
The South Metro Atlanta slab rehabilitation project is expected to be completed by the end of May, and the Monroe County resurfacing project is expected to be completed by the end of July, 2021. The two projects are among several scheduled throughout the interstates and state routes of the West Central Georgia region over the next few years, planned to improve the roadways for projected increased and heavier traffic.
Advisory: Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app. Our maintenance team members who repair roads and bridges and our project teams who oversee construction projects are continuing their essential work, while following sanitary work practices prescribed by health agencies to protect themselves and the public from the coronavirus, as are most state DOTs in the U.S.