Athens, GA Traffic and Road Conditions
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Athens Traffic Alerts
Noon - 7 pm, Monday January 16: The MLK March will take place in Downtown Atlanta. The Downtown Connector ramps to Edgewood Ave. will be closed. The March starts at Peachtree and Baker Streets, turns left on Auburn Avenue, and continues to the King Center.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes during these hours.
Metro Road Work…
Construction & Lane Closures Weekend Schedule
ATLANTA— Georgia Department of Transportation projects to improve highway infrastructure throughout Metropolitan Atlanta will continue Monday due to winter weather during the weekend of 1/6/17-1/8/17; (please see link below and/or attached document). No special events will occur this weekend.
Major projects of interest that will likely impact traffic are the resurfacing projects on I-75/I-85 (Downtown Connector) and I-75, I-20, and Northwest Corridor. The lane closures will likely result in delays.
The Georgia DOT encourages motorists to call 511, visit 511ga.org , or check the 511 Georgia and Atlanta Traffic app before departing for real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Motorists can also use the WAZE application turn-by-turn directions that consider current traffic conditions. Motorists are advised to drive alert and use both applications when they are not operating a vehicle.
Motorists are advised to exercise caution by reducing speed while driving through work zones.
Click the following links to view the weekend lane closures and metro Atlanta weekend events:
- Metro Lane Closures: www.dot.ga.gov/DriveSmart/WeekendClosures/MetroLaneClosures.pdf
- Statewide Lane Closures: http://www.dot.ga.gov/DriveSmart/WeekendClosures/StatewideLaneClosures.pdf
Other Georgia DOT work and routine maintenance will necessitate various lane closures on Monday (as detailed in the attached spreadsheets); the Department also cautions that incident and emergency repair related closures may be necessary on any route at any time. As always, drive cautiously, courteously, undistracted and unimpaired.
December 31 - January 1: City of Dublin, Laurens County: 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM: Shamrock Drop New Year's Eve Celebration: A portion of SR 19 will temporarily be blocked due to an event, local detours will be posted.
January 16: City of Atlanta, DeKalb County: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Rally: The parade will start on Flat Shoals Parkway at Green Pastures Church traveling east to Snapfinger Road, turn right, and travel to MLK jr. High School. Local detours will be posted.
WEEKEND SPECIAL EVENTS
Friday January 13, 2016 – Sunday January 15, 2017
International Rug, Gift and Home Show (EA: 93,000)
Friday, January 13, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 14, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 15, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hawks vs. Celtics (EA: 13,000)
Friday, January 13, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, January 15, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Falcons vs. Seahawks (EA: 65,000)
Saturday, January 14, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM