Atlanta, GA Traffic and Road Conditions
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Atlanta Traffic Alerts
Construction, Major impact.
Right 2 lanes (of 4) closed.
Expected clear: 11/19/2018 5:00 AM.
Last update: 11/16/2018 9:27 PM.
Construction, Major impact.
Left 3 lanes (of 5) closed.
Expected clear: 11/19/2018 5:00 AM.
Last update: 11/16/2018 9:50 PM.
Construction, Moderate impact.
Left lane (of 4) closed.
Expected clear: today 9:00 PM.
Last update: today 6:48 AM.
Construction, Major impact.
Right lane (of 5) closed.
Expected clear: today 6:00 PM.
Last update: today 7:49 AM.
Click on the links below to view information about City of Atlanta street closures due to filming.
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.
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
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
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.
I-85 Express Lanes Extension Opens to Traffic
$178 Million Project Adds 10 Miles to Existing Corridor in Gwinnett County
The I-85 Express Lanes Extension is now open. The newly constructed express lanes in north Gwinnett County connect with existing express lanes that begin at Chamblee-Tucker Road in DeKalb County.
“We’re excited to open this extension of the I-85 Express Lanes that will not only provide an additional choice for motorists that can reduce their travel times in the corridor, but will also enhance the region’s transportation infrastructure,” Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, P.E. said. “Users of existing express lanes projects in Georgia, including the existing section of the I-85 Express Lanes, are telling us that using the lanes gives them time back in their day. This extension adds to our growing network of express lanes, which helps create a more connected metro Atlanta.”
We are excited to add the I-85 Express Lanes Extension to our suite of express lanes in metro Atlanta,” Chris Tomlinson, SRTA Executive Director, said. “Our Georgia Express Lanes offer drivers the advantage of more reliable trip times and valuable mobility options. The express lanes also benefits riders of our Xpress commuter coach service. We believe that our focus on multiple mobility options – tolling and transit – are key to enhancing the effectiveness of all of our state’s mobility resources.”
The project adds 10 miles of dedicated express lanes from Old Peachtree Road to Hamilton Mill Road that run alongside general purpose lanes throughout the corridor. Along with the existing express lanes, the extension creates a 26-mile express lane network into Georgia’s northeast region.
The I-85 Express Lanes provide a reliable travel option along one of the state’s most heavily populated areas. The lanes are engineered to ease congestion to and from Atlanta during the heaviest traffic hours, offering consistent trip times for commuters. The lanes are HOT lanes, free to vehicles with three or more passengers, and allow transit and registered vanpool customers to travel in the lanes toll-free.
In addition to the express lanes construction, a third general purpose lane was constructed to allow drivers a safe way to merge into traffic while also preventing bottlenecks caused by drivers attempting to enter and exit the interstate. Another mobility-improving future enhancement for the corridor will include a new interchange at the northern terminus of the extension, SR 324.
Drivers traveling northbound can currently access the express lanes extension at four locations, while southbound drivers can access at six locations beginning at Hamilton Mill Road, the northern terminus.
The system features dynamic pricing, with rates rising as demand increases. The minimum rate is $0.10 per mile. During periods of very low demand, per mile toll rates on an express lane facility may be replaced with a fixed toll of $0.50 per trip, regardless of the length of the trip. Through dynamic pricing, rates will adjust based on demand and traffic conditions to maintain traffic flow through the lanes. Drivers will see the price before the express lane entrance and be able to choose whether they want to pay to bypass congestion for more reliable trips times.
Vehicles with no more than two axles or up to six wheels may use the express lanes with a valid Peach Pass or a pre-paid toll account in Florida or North Carolina. Public transit buses, registered vanpools, and emergency response vehicles may use the lanes toll-free with a valid Peach Pass. All other vehicles, including motorcycles and electric vehicles, are required to pay a toll to use the express lanes.
To open a Peach Pass account, visit SRTA’s website at PeachPass.com.
Metro and Statewide Road Work…
Weekend Construction & Lane Closure Schedule
Expect Traffic and Delays during Friday and Weekend Travel Times; Plan ahead and find Alternate routes
ATLANTA - Weather permitting; Georgia Department of Transportation continues to improve highway infrastructure throughout Metropolitan Atlanta and statewide. As a result, work on construction and maintenance projects will continue this weekend.
In addition, with the convergence events happening in the downtown and Midtown area beginning Friday and continuing throughout the weekend; motorists are advised to plan ahead, expect heavy delays and seek alternate routes.
Major projects of interest that will likely impact traffic include the Transform 285/400 project in Fulton County.
Click the following links to view the overall weekend lane closures and special events:
As always, for information about travel conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, call 511 before getting on the road. 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.
I-75 South Metro Express Holiday Schedule 11/16-11/26:
- Friday, November 16 at 11:30 p.m., the lanes will reverse to open southbound and remain open southbound through the weekend until Sunday morning
- Sunday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. the lanes will reverse and open northbound; reversing back to southbound at 11:30 p.m.
- Monday, November 19, the lanes will follow the normal north/south schedule until Wednesday, November 21
- Lanes will open southbound on Thanksgiving Day until Friday morning
- Friday, November 23 at 11:00 a.m., the lanes will transition to open northbound
- Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 a.m. lanes will reverse to southbound-- lanes will switch over to northbound at 11:30 p.m
- Sunday, November 25 at 11:00 a.m. lanes will reverse back to southbound;
- Normal operations schedule will resume Monday, November 26.
I-75 Northwest Corridor Express Lane Holiday Schedule 11/16-11/26:
UPDATE - The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes maintenance window is scheduled for Friday 11/16 11:00 PM until Saturday 11/17 at 11:00 AM. The NWC Express Lanes will be closed during this maintenance period.
- Friday November 16 – reverse northbound at 11:00 AM. Reverse southbound at 11:30 PM. Open southbound until Sunday morning
- Sunday November 18 – reverse northbound at 11:00 AM. Reverse southbound at 11:30 PM
- Monday thru Wednesday – normal reversals
- Thursday November 22 – open southbound until Friday morning November 23
- Friday November 23 – reverse northbound at 11:00 AM
- Saturday November 24 – reverse southbound at 11:00 AM. Reverse northbound at 11:30 PM
- Sunday November 25 – Reverse southbound at 11:00 AM
- Return to normal operations Monday 11/26
Accident, 2 cars involved.
Left lane (of 4) blocked.
Expected clear: today 10:01 AM.
Last update: today 9:50 AM.
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