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Interstate 85 Southbound Concrete Rehabilitation Project Starts This Weekend, Double Lane Closures to be Installed

What:  Crews with Causie Contracting will start work Friday night, Oct. 30, 2020, on a project to rehabilitate two miles of the concrete roadway on Interstate 85 southbound from milepost 57.5 to 55.5, which goes through the Collinsworth Road/Palmetto/Tyrone interchange (exit 56). 

The workers will be removing large slabs of the old concrete and replacing them, providing a new, smooth driving surface. The project will also stripe the lanes with a new, highly reflective taping material.

The active shifts are scheduled to take place through weekends starting Friday nights at 9:00 p.m. and going continually through to Monday mornings at 5:00 a.m. Some weekends may be skipped due to weather conditions. 

To provide the workers with the space they need to safely operate, two lanes of the interstate will be closed around the work zone. Temporary signs will be posted in advance of the lane closures, and drivers should slow their speeds and be alert to the workers and their equipment when driving through the area. Traffic back-ups may be likely, and motorists are encouraged to call *511Georgia or consult the free NaviGAtor app for alternate routes.

Where: Interstate 85 from milepost 57.5 to 55.5 in Coweta County, Georgia

When: Starting Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 in weekend shifts from 9:00 p.m. Friday through to 5:00 a.m. Monday

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.  

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Press Release provided by Georgia Department of Transportation