Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will continue lane closures on I-20 eastbound between Thornton Road and SR 5/Bill Arp Road in Douglas County for deep milling, inlay and resurfacing on the interstate. Motorists should expect traffic delays and plan for additional travel times, alternate modes of transportation and/or alternate routes to their destinations.
Weather permitting, these are the scheduled overnight and daytime closures:
- One right lane closed continuously beginning 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 6 until 6:00 a.m. on Saturday between Lee Road and Sweetwater Creek Bridge.
- At 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, the single closure will be extended to double right lane closures. On Friday night, the double closure will be in place from SR 5/Bill Arp Road to Chapel Hill Road, and
- From Sunday night to Monday morning, one left lane will be closed throughout the project area for work on the left shoulder.
In addition, throughout the weekend and until Tuesday, September 24, crews will temporarily close intersection exit and entrance ramps to complete paving in those areas. The affected I-20 ramps will be exits 34-41 (SR 5/Bill Arp Road, Chapel Hill Road, SR 92/Fairburn Road and Lee Road.) As the paving crew works along the shoulder lanes, they will also work on the nearby ramps; no more than one ramp will be closed at a time and they will open the ramps to traffic once the paving operation is complete.
These activities are needed to improve the deteriorating condition of the roadway. Lane closures are needed to help ensure safety for drivers and workers, as large equipment and frequent truck movements are needed on-site for these activities.
Motorists traveling in the area are reminded to reduce their speeds while traveling through the work zone. As always, Georgia DOT encourages motorists to wear seatbelts, eliminate distractions behind the wheel, and plan their routes before getting on the road by calling 511 for real-time information on work status and traffic conditions.
Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, including traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays. Callers can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In metro Atlanta, you can also request HERO assistance by calling 511. More information is available at www.511ga.org.