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Express Lane Hours Explained

Have you ever wondered how GDOT decides which way to operate the reversible 75 South Express Lanes in south metro Atlanta?  Read this document to find out the thought process behind selecting the direction for the Express system.

Express Lane hours explained.pdf

Twitter Feeds for Traffic Alerts

GDOT has 7 Regional and 16 Highway Twitter feeds for traffic alerts.   Each feed is targeted to a specific highway or region, so now you can follow just the accounts that interest you!  Below is a list of the new Twitter accounts, as well as links to them.  If you’re not currently on Twitter, sign up today! 

Regional Twitter Feeds                                                      Link

GDOTAtlTraffic                               https://twitter.com/GDOTAtlTraffic

GDOTEastTraffic                              https://twitter.com/GDOTEastTraffic

GDOTNETraffic                                https://twitter.com/GDOTNETraffic

GDOTNWTraffic                               https://twitter.com/GDOTNWTraffic

GDOTSETraffic                                https://twitter.com/GDOTSETraffic

GDOTSWTraffic                               https://twitter.com/GDOTSWTraffic

GDOTWestTraffic                             https://twitter.com/GDOTWestTraffic

Highway Twitter Feeds                                                      Link

I-75 in metro Atlanta                    https://twitter.com/GDOT_I75_ATL

I-85 in metro Atlanta                   https://twitter.com/GDOT_I85_ATL

I-285 in metro Atlanta                 https://twitter.com/GDOT_I285_ATL

I-20 in metro Atlanta                   https://twitter.com/GDOT_I20_ATL

SR 400 in metro Atlanta               https://twitter.com/GDOT_SR400_ATL

I-75 south of Atlanta                   https://twitter.com/GDOT_I75_S_GA

I-75 north of Atlanta                   https://twitter.com/GDOT_I75_N_GA

I-85 south of Atlanta                   https://twitter.com/GDOT_I85_S_GA

I-85 north of Atlanta                    https://twitter.com/GDOT_I85_N_GA

I-20 west of Atlanta                     https://twitter.com/GDOT_I20_W_GA

I-20 east of Atlanta                     https://twitter.com/GDOT_I20_E_GA

I-95 across eastern Georgia          https://twitter.com/GDOT_I95

I-16 between Macon & Savannah   https://twitter.com/GDOT_I16

I-24 & I-59 northwestern Georgia   https://twitter.com/GDOT_I24I59

Other ATL Highways (I-575, I-675, US 78, SR 141, SR 316 & SR 166)    https://twitter.com/GDOT_othATLhwys

Other Georgia Highways (I-520, I-516, I-185 & I-985)                         https://twitter.com/GDOT_othGAhwys

I-285 & GA 400 Traffic Impact Alert

The Transform 285/400 improvement project is designed to help reduce traffic congestion and enhance safety in the area near the I-285/SR 400 interchange in metro Atlanta. This priority project adds new flyover ramps, new collector-distributor lanes and other facilities to aid east-west travel along I-285 and north-south travel along SR 400.

The project will improve 4.3 miles of I-285 from west of Roswell Road to east of Ashford Dunwoody Road and 6.2 miles along SR 400 from the Glenridge Connector to Spalding Drive.

Click here to view the Weekly Traffic Impact Alert.



City of Atlanta: Streets Closed Due to Filming

Click on the links below to view information about City of Atlanta street closures due to filming.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/atlfilment?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaMOE/

SR 45 closing to through traffic for bridge construction

SR 45 closing to through traffic for bridge construction

State Route 45 at Cordray's Pond and the Ichawaynochaway Creek is closing to through traffic March 19 for replacement of two 65-year-old bridges.

Construction will require closing the road throughout the limits of construction, milepost 16.5 to 17, for at least 10 months.  A detour route will be posted along SR 45, SR 234, SR 55 and SR 37.

The Georgia Department of Transportation in October 2017 awarded a $9.4 million construction contract to Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. to replace the aging bridges. One is over Cordray's Pond and the other is over the pond overflow (Ichawaynochaway Creek). Both are posted with weight limits. They were designed using truck configurations that weigh less than the current legal state truck weights.



Statewide: Summer Construction 2018

Click here for a statewide list of GDOT Summer Construction Projects.


Georgia Department of Transportation Heads into 2018 Summer Construction Season
Motorists should "pack their patience"

ATLANTA, GA – With Memorial Day in the rear view mirror, the unofficial start of summer has begun. For Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), summer road construction is gearing up across Georgia. Today, the Department announced plans for an active 2018 summer construction season, with hundreds of construction and maintenance projects along interstates and state routes across Georgia. These include Express Lanes, highway widenings, bridge replacements, interchange improvements and maintenance projects that support Georgia’s economy and improve mobility, safety and travel times for motorists.

This summer, motorists should take special note that Georgia’s new Hands-Free Law goes into effect July 1. Among other things, the law says that if a driver must use a mobile phone while driving, it must be done with hands-free technology. The driver cannot hold or support a phone with their hand or body. For additional information about the Hands-Free Law, visit http://www.headsupgeorgia.com/handsfree-law/.

Both in and out of work zones, distracted driving is known to be a primary cause of crashes. In advance of the new law, Georgia DOT urges motorists to develop new habits now and to put down mobile devices to minimize distractions. Additionally, many fatalities in crashes are not wearing seatbelts – therefore motorists and passengers are urged to buckle up. Finally, passengers are asked to ensure they don’t divert the driver’s attention from the road.

Among many others, major impact projects in the metro Atlanta area include the anticipated completion of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project late summer; the first two phases of the widening, reconstruction and relocation of State Route 92 in Douglas and Paulding counties; and the resurfacing of Interstate 75 in Cobb and Fulton counties.

Major impact statewide projects include construction of two bridges on Island Expressway over the Wilmington River in Chatham County; the continued widening and reconstruction of SR 400 in Forsyth County (with an anticipated completion in October 2018); the Talbotton Road safety and congestion relief road widening in Muscogee County; and the resurfacing of I-75 in Lowndes County.

While Georgia DOT strives to limit impacts to the public on all projects, motorists should nevertheless prepare for longer than normal traffic delays. GDOT has launched a Summer 2018 Construction webpage to inform motorists about key summer construction activities. On a rotating basis, the page profiles major-impact statewide projects. Visit www.dot.ga.gov/BuildSmart/Projects/Pages/SummerConstruction.aspx.

Here are tips to surviving summer construction:

  • Plan ahead - Before getting on the road, call 511 or visit www.511ga.org for real-time information about active construction, incidents and road conditions. The 511 website provides a complete list of summer construction projects.
  • Drive Alert Arrive Alive - Buckle up, put the phone down and drive alert with no distractions.
  • Use extra caution in work zones - Pay attention, slow down, and watch for workers.
  • Seek traffic-reducing commute options - like carpool or public transit. Visit www.511ga.org  or http://GaCommuteOptions.com.
Gainesville: Lane Closures on I-985

Single lane closures on I-985 for concrete slab adjustments

GAINESVILLE-Single lane closures will begin on Monday, July 16, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. for concrete slab adjustments. Lane closures will occur between State Route 60 and State Route 11/US 129 northbound each night. This work will continue through September.

Northwest Corridor Traffic Impact Alerts

Click here for the latest Northwest Corridor Traffic Impact Alert. Updated weekly.

Turner Co: Major I-75 Resurfacing

I-75 resurfacing scheduled to begin in Turner County

Cracks, raveling and other road deficiencies that create a rough ride on Interstate 75 in Turner and Crisp counties will be eliminated with a resurfacing project scheduled to begin Sunday night, August 5th. 

The project begins south of Exit 84/SR 159 in Turner County and ends north of Old Hatley Road in Crisp County, a distance of 14.47 miles. It includes ramps. Contractor Reeves Construction Co. plans to start on the northbound right (outside) shoulder around milepost 84 in Turner County, which will require closing the right lane.

No daytime lane closures will be permitted during the project. Single lane closures will be from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and double lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. At this time the contractor plans to work Sunday through Thursday, though that schedule is subject to change. Weather will also impact the schedule.

Resurfacing is not expected to begin on the southbound lanes until the northbound lanes are complete. The $19.2 million Georgia Department of Transportation project is expected to be finished April 30, 2019. This portion of I-75 hasn't been resurfaced since a widening/reconstruction project was completed in 2003.

I-285 Northbound : Flat Shoals Rd/Candler Rd

Rolling Closure, Minor impact.
Right lane (of 4) closed.
DeKalb Co.
Expected clear: today 5:00 AM.
Last update: 8/13/2018 8:22 PM.

Construction, Major impact.
Right 2 lanes (of 6) closed.
DeKalb Co.
Expected clear: today 5:00 AM.
Last update: 8/13/2018 9:40 PM.
I-85 Ramp Southbound : I-285 WB

Construction, Major impact.
Left exit lane (of 2) closed.
DeKalb Co.
Expected clear: today 5:00 AM.
Last update: 8/13/2018 10:26 PM.
For Georgia State Official 511 website visit: GA 511
source: Georgia DOT

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