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Road work ahead: How to avoid it
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Road work ahead: How to avoid it

ATLANTA -- All the road construction around Metro Atlanta this weekend may give you flashbacks to weekday rush hour traffic, particularly on the Perimeter near Spaghetti Junction.

Cherokee

I-575 NB at 1 mile South of Sixes Road (MP10)
7 a.m. Sat. - 5 p.m. Sun.
1 right lane - Traffic will be paced

Alternate: Exit onto Towne Lake Pkwy. (Exit 8) and turn right. Follow Towne Lake Pkwy. to S. Main St. and turn left. Follow S. Main St. across the Little River where it becomes Old Hwy. 5. Follow Old Hwy. 5 to to sixes Road and turn left. Follow Sixes Road back to I-575 Northbound.

Clayton

I-75 SB from Tara Blvd. (Exit 235) to Mt. Zion Blvd. (Exit 231)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Sat.
2 right lanes -- Traffic will be paced

Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy. (Exit 237) and follow Westbound to Old Dixie Hwy. and turn right . Follow Old Dixie Hwy. across I-75 where it becomes Tara Blvd. Follow Tara Blvd. to Mt. Zion Road and turn left. Follow Mt. Zion Road to Mt. Zion Blvd. Turn left on Mt. Zion Blvd. and follow back to I-75 Southbound.

DeKalb

I-285 EB from Ashford Dunwoody Rd. (MP 29) to Buford Hwy. (MP 32)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
3 left lanes

I-285 EB at I-85 NB/Chamblee Tucker Rd. ramps (Exit 33)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
1 right lane

The above closures may cause gridlock on I-285 Eastbound between GA 400 and I-85.

Alternate: If you have to travel between I-75 and I-85, you might want to consider taking I-75 Southbound to the Brookwood Interchange and take I-85 Northbound to Spaghetti Junction.

If you must take I-285 Eastbound, consider exiting onto GA 400 Southbound (Exit 27) and exiting onto the Glenridge Connector (Exit 3). Turn right and follow the Glenridge Connector to Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. and turn left. Follow Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. to Johnson Ferry Rd. and turn right. Follow Johnson Ferry Rd. to Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and turn left. Follow Peachtree Industrial Blvd. to Chamblee Tucker Rd. and take a right. You can follow Chamblee Tucker Road to Buford Hwy., I-85 Northbound and Southbound, and I-285 Eastbound.

NOTE: By taking this alternate you will be able to access Ashford Dunwoody Rd. from Johnson Ferry Road. You will also be able to access Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. and North Peachtree Rd., from Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and North Shallowford Rd. from North Peachtree Rd. off of Peachtree Industrial Rd.

I-285 WB from Chamblee Tucker Rd. (Exit 34) to Ashford Dunwoody Rd. (Exit 29)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
2 right lanes

The above closures may cause gridlock on I-285 Northbound and Westbound between Lavista Rd. and Ashford Dunwoody Rd.

Alternate: If you have to travel between I-75 and I-85, you might want to consider taking I-85 Southbound to the Brookwood Interchange and taking I-75 Northbound to Cobb Cloverleaf.

If you must take I-285 Northbound and Westbound, consider exiting onto Lavista Road (Exit 37) and turning right. Follow Lavista Road to Northlake Pkwy. and turn left. Follow Northlake Pkwy. to Henderson Mill Road and turn right. Follow Henderson Mill Road to Mercer University Dr. and turn left. Follow Mercer University Dr. to Chamblee Tucker Road and turn left. Follow Chamblee Tucker Road across I-85 (I-85 Northbound and Southbound can be accessed here) to Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and turn left. Follow Peachtree Industrial Blvd. to Johnson Ferry Road and turn right. Follow Johnson Ferry Road to Ashford Dunwoody Road and bear right. Follow Ashford Dunwoody Road back to I-285 Westbound.

Alternate from I-85 Northbound and Southbound: Exit onto Chamblee Tucker Road (Exit 94) and turn right from I-85 Southbound or turn left from I-85 Northbound. Follow Chamblee Tucker Road to Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and turn left. Follow Peachtree Industrial Blvd. to Johnson Ferry Road and turn right. Follow Johnson Ferry Road to Ashford Dunwoody Road and bear right. Follow Ashford Dunwoody Road back to I-285 Westbound.

I-285 SB at I-20 EB (Exit 46)
9 p.m. Fri. - 8 p.m. Sun.
1 right lane

Alternate to I-20 Eastbound: Exit onto Glenwood Road (Exit 44) and turn left. Follow Glenwood Road to Covington Hwy. and turn right. Follow Covington Hwy. to Wesley Chapel Road and turn right. Follow Wesley Chapel Road to I-20 Eastbound.

I-20 EB/WB at Columbia Dr. (MP 66)
7 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
EB 3 left lanes, WB 2 left lanes

Eastbound Alternate (South of I-20): Exit onto Candler Road (Exit 65) and go right. Follow Candler Road to Rainbow Drive. Go left onto Rainbow Drive and follow Rainbow Drive across Wesley Chapel Road. Turn left onto Wesley Chapel Road and follow back to I-20 Eastbound.

Eastbound Alternate to I-285: Exit onto Candler Road (Exit 65) and go right. Candler Road becomes Flat Shoals Road. Follow Flat Shoals Road to I-285 Northbound and Southbound.

Westbound Alternate: Exit onto Wesley Chapel Road (Exit 68) and turn right. Follow Wesley Chapel Road to Covington Hwy. and turn left. Follow Covington Hwy. to Glenwood Road and turn left. Follow Glenwood Road to I-285 or continue on Glenwood to Columbia Drive and turn left. Follow Columbia Drive back to I-20 Westbound.

Westbound Alternate from I-285 Southbound: Exit onto Glenwood Road (Exit 44) and turn right. Follow Glenwood Road to Columbia Drive and turn left. Follow Columbia Drive to I-20 Westbound.

Douglas

I-20 WB at Thornton Rd. (MP 45)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
2 left lanes

Alternate: Exit onto Riverside Pkwy. (Exit 46B) and go straight. That puts you on Six Flags Drive. Follow Six Flags Drive across Blair Bridge Road, where it becomes Oak Ridge Road. Follow Oak Ridge Road across Thornton Road where it becomes Skyview Drive. Follow Skyview Drive to S. Sweetwater Road. Turn left onto S. Sweetwater Drive and follow to Lee Road. Bear right onto Lee Road and follow back to I-20 Westbound.

Fulton

GA 400 NB from I-285 to Abernathy Rd.
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
1 left lane

Alternate: From GA 400 NB, exit onto the Glenridge Connector. Go right, then take a left onto Peachtree Dunwoody Road and follow to Abernathy Road. Go left onto Abernathy Road and follow back to GA 400 Northbound.

From I-285 Westbound: Exit onto Peachtree Dunwoody Road and go right. Follow Peachtree Dunwoody to Abernathy Road. Go left onto Abernathy Road and follow back to GA 400 Northbound.

From I-285 Eastbound: Exit onto Glenridge Drive and go left. Follow Glenridge Northbound across Hammond Dr., Johnson Ferry Road, and Mount Vernon Hwy. to Abernathy Road. Go right onto Abernathy Road and follow back to GA 400 Northbound.

GA 400 SB from Abernathy Rd. to Hammond Drive
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
1 left lane

Alternate: From GA 400 SB, exit onto Northridge Road (Exit 6) and turn right. Follow Northridge Road to Roberts Dr. and turn right. Follow Roberts Dr. to Spalding Dr. and turn right. Follow Spalding Dr. to Peachtree Dunwoody Road and turn left. Follow Peachtree Dunwoody Road to The Glenridge Connector and turn right. Follow The Glenridge Connector back to GA 400 Southbound.

Alternate for GA 400 Southbound to I-285 Eastbound: Exit onto Northridge Road (Exit 6) and turn right. Follow Northridge Road to Roberts Dr. and turn right. Follow Roberts Dr. to Spalding Dr. and turn right. Follow Spalding Dr. to Peachtree Dunwoody Road and turn left. Follow Peachtree Dunwoody Road to I-285 Eastbound.

Alternate for GA 400 Southbound to I-285 Westbound: Exit onto Northridge Road (Exit 6) and turn right. Follow Northridge Road to Roberts Dr. and turn right. Follow Roberts Dr. to Spalding Dr. and turn right. Follow Spalding Dr. to Peachtree Dunwoody Road and turn left. Follow Peachtree Dunwoody Road to Hammond Dr. and turn right. Follow Hammond Dr. to Glenridge Dr. and turn left. Follow Glenridge Dr. to I-285 Westbound.

I-75 NB from Northside Drive (Exit 252) to Moores Mill Rd. (Exit 254)
8 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
1 right lane

With only 1 lane being blocked, there should be no need for an alternate.

Fulton/Clayton

I-75 NB from Forest Pkwy. (Exit 237) to Cleveland Ave. (Exit 241)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
3 right lanes

I-75 NB from I-85 (Exit 242) to University Ave. (Exit 244)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
3 right lanes

Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy. (Exit 237) and turn left. Follow Forest Pkwy. to Riverdale Road and turn right. Follow Riverdale Road to I-285 Westbound. Follow I-285 Westbound to I-85 Northbound to Sylvan Road. Exit onto Sylvan Road/Central Ave. (Exit 75) and turn left onto N. Central Ave. Follow N. Central Ave. to Dogwood Dr. and turn left. Dogwood Dr. becomes Metropolitan Pkwy. Continue on Metropolitan Pkwy. to University Ave. and turn right. Follow University Ave. back to I-75/85 Northbound.

I-75 NB at C.W. Grant/Central Ave. exit ramp (Exit 239)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
Exit ramp closed

Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy. (Exit 237) and turn right. Follow Forest Pkwy. to Old Dixie Hwy and turn left. Follow Old Dixie Hwy. to C.W. Grant Pkwy. and Central Ave.

I-75 NB at SR 166 (Langford Pkwy.) exit ramp (Exit 243)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
1 right lane

Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy. (Exit 237) and turn right. Follow Forest Pkwy. to Old Dixie Hwy. and turn left. Follow Old Dixie Hwy. across I -75, where it becomes N. Central Ave. Follow N. Central Ave. to Sylvan Road and turn right. Follow Sylvan Road to SR 166 (Langford Pkwy.).

I-75 NB at C.W. Grant entrance ramp (Exit 239)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
Entrance ramp closed

Alternate: Take C.W. Grant Pkwy. to Old Dixie Hwy. and turn right. Follow Old Dixie Hwy across I -75, where it becomes N. Central Ave. Follow N. Central Ave. to Dogwood Dr. and turn right. Dogwood Drive becomes Metropolitan Pkwy. Continue on Metropolitan Pkwy. to University Ave. and turn right. Follow University Ave. back to I-75/85 Northbound.

I-75 NB at Central Ave. entrance ramp (Exit 239)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
Entrance ramp closed

I-75 NB at Henry Ford entrance ramp
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
Entrance ramp closed

Alternate: Follow N. Central Ave. and Henry Ford II Ave. to Dogwood Dr. and turn right. Dogwood Dr. becomes Metropolitan Pkwy. Continue on Metropolitan Pkwy. to University Ave. and turn right. Follow University Ave. back to I-75/85 Northbound.

I-75 SB from University Ave. (Exit 244) to Cleveland Ave. (Exit 241)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
4 right lanes

I-75 SB at I-85 SB ramp (Exit 242)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
1 right lane

Alternate from I-75/85 Southbound: Exit onto I-20 Westbound (Exit 247) and follow to Lee Street (Exit 55B) and turn left. Follow Lee Street Southbound to Dill Ave. and turn left. Follow Dill Ave. to Metropolitan Pkwy. and turn right. Follow Metropolitan Pkwy. to Cleveland Ave. Turn left to access I-75 Southbound or right to access I-85 Southbound.

I-75 SB at SR 166 (Langford Pkwy) exit ramp (Exit 243)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
Exit ramp closed

Alternate from I-75/85 Southbound: Exit onto I-20 Westbound (Exit 247), follow to Lee Street (Exit 55B) and turn left. Follow Lee Street Southbound. Lee Street turns into Main Street. SR 166 (Langford Pkwy.) can be accessed from Main Street.

I-75 SB at University Ave. entrance ramp
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
Entrance ramp closed

Alternate: Take University Ave. to Metropolitan Pkwy. and turn left (Southbound). Follow Metropolitan Pkwy. to Cleveland Ave. Turn left to access I-75 Southbound or right to access I-85 Southbound.

I-85 NB at Metropolitan Pkwy. (Exit 77)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Mon.
1 right lane

Alternate: Exit onto Sylvan Road/Central Ave. (Exit 75) and turn left onto N. Central Ave. Follow N. Central Ave. to Dogwood Dr. and turn left. Dogwood Drive becomes Metropolitan Pkwy. Continue on Metropolitan Pkwy to University Ave. and turn right. Follow University Ave. back to I-75/85 Northbound.

Gwinnett

I-85 SB from North of Old Peachtree Rd. (Exit 110) to I-85/SR 316 Split (Exit 106)
8 p.m Fri. - 5 a.m. Sat.
1 left lane

With only 1 lane being blocked, there should be no need for an alternate.

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