Weekend traffic pacing on Atlanta highways planned for electric infrastructure upgrade

Weather permitting, Georgia Power crews will pull utility lines across all lanes on I-75 northbound and southbound and I-75/I-85. The work – part of a critical electric infrastructure upgrade – will require authorities to pace traffic on this and nearby connecting highways, causing motorists to drive at a slow speed so that crews may safely perform the work.


7 a.m., until 10 a.m., Saturday
All lanes will close between North Avenue on I-75/I-85 and Howell Mill Road on I-75 northbound.

9 a.m., until 11 a.m., Sunday
Intermittent closure of two left lanes followed by one right lane on I-75 southbound at Howell Mill Road.

Local law enforcement will help pace traffic. Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes. Call 511, visit 511ga.org or download the Georgia 511 app for real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. For more information about the electric infrastructure upgrades, please visit www.georgiapower.com/hairpinproject. Reporters with questions about the project may contact Georgia Power’s News Media line at 1-800-282-1696.

Plan Ahead: Lane Closures through this weekend for South Metro Express Lanes Project

What: Construction activities on the South Metro Express Lanes on Interstate 75 south of Atlanta continue this weekend. The contractor will be working on Interstate 75 north and southbound beginning near SR 138. Weather permitting; work will be performed within 2 mile increments unless otherwise noted below. Drivers are urged to slow down and proceed cautiously throughout these work zones.

Motorists should expect heavy congestion throughout the entire 12 mile work zone area. Alternate routes are available and should be considered.

When/Where: Work will occur as follows:

� I-75 Southbound
MP 228 – 216, near Exit 228, SR 138, continuous left lane closure moving to a double lane closure at midnight beginning Friday, October 14 at 9 p.m. through Monday, October 17 at 7 a.m. for milling, paving and removal of temporary barrier wall

MP 228 – 216; near Exit 228, SR 138, left lane closure moving to a double lane closure at midnight beginning Tuesday, October 11 through Friday, October 14 between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. for milling, paving, and removal of temporary barrier wall

� I-75 Northbound
MP 221 – 222; near Exit 221, Jonesboro Road, left lane closure moving to a double lane closure at midnight beginning Tuesday, October 11 through Thursday, October 13 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for AVI equipment

Motorists are advised to slow down and proceed with caution through this area; workers and heavy equipment will be in close proximity to the roadway.

Every day Georgia DOT employees work on roadways in close proximity to travel lanes. Whether they’re in maintenance, in construction or are HEROs, it’s dangerous. Fifty-eight Georgia DOT personnel and many more motorists, passengers and contractors’ workers have been killed in work zone crashes since 1973. When you drive in a work zone, obey the rules: Pay Attention - Slow Down - Watch for Workers. It can make the difference between life and death. Visit www.dot.ga.gov/DS/SafetyOperation/Workzone.