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Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork
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Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Portions of Interstates 20 and 285 will become proverbial parking lots this weekend as crews perform much-needed roadwork.

Some projects may be postponed by predicted thunderstorms, but drivers are still asked to plan ahead and find alternate routes where possible.

The I-20 roadwork that has plagued metro Atlanta for weeks will continue in these areas:

* Two lanes will close in both directions between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday for emergency bridge repairs on Westview Drive
* Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Boulevard and Gresham Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for restriping

Douglas County
Two eastbound lanes will be closed between Bill Arp and Liberty roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for work

Rockdale/Newton counties
* Two right westbound lanes will be closed between Almon and Alcovy roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for work
* One eastbound lane will be closed east of Covington from Sunday afternoon until 10 a.m. Friday, June 13 for bridge rehabilitation work

A big I-285 project may also cause some headaches for drivers in Cobb and Fulton counties. Intermittent double-lane closures will happen in both directions between Cobb Parkway and Riverside Drive for overhead sign work. The Georgia Department of Transportation said at least two lanes will always remain open to traffic, but delays are expected.

In addition, sign work will close one northbound lane of I-285 between Atlanta Road and New Northside Drive on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

In Cobb County, one lane of Cobb Parkway in both directions will be closed at Canton Road from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge work. Canton Road will be completely closed at Cobb Parkway from 7 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.

Drivers should also watch out for overnight street sweepers on most metro Atlanta highways and interstates.

Scheduled weekend events that may cause heavy traffic include the Atlanta Women's Expo at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart Saturday and Sunday; Saturday's Zac Brown Band concert at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood; the Blade Show running all weekend at the Cobb Galleria Centre; and closing weekend of the Georgia Renaissance Festival.

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