ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning major repair projects all over metro Atlanta this year, and drivers will have to be prepared for lane closures and construction zones.
The DOT last week awarded contracts for projects that include repaving part of the top end of Interstate 285. Other areas where work is planned this summer include I-75 north and south of Atlanta, I-85 as well as Atlanta's downtown connector and I-20.
Most of the projects are expected to be completed by fall but some, such as sorting lanes on I-20, may go on for a year or two.
The DOT plans to have no construction on holiday weekends and tries to limit metro Atlanta work on interstate highways during the work week.