Travelers should take note: starting on April 14, I-575 will be resurfacing overnight

An extensive resurfacing project spearheaded by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will begin on April 14, so drivers who frequently travel south on Interstate 575 should get ready for overnight construction activity. By maintaining the integrity of the infrastructure on one of the busiest roadways in the area, this initiative aims to improve the driving experience.

Beginning at mile post 20 and extending to the very beginning of the interstate in Cobb County, the southbound lanes of I-575 will be the primary focus of this massive project’s first phase. GDOT plans to start the closures on April 14 in the evening and keep them in place until 6 a.m. to minimize any inconvenience to regular commuters. There will be no traffic in the right southbound lane during these hours, and this is anticipated to be the same pattern for the duration of the project.

This overnight approach will become a weekly ritual, lasting from Sunday night through Saturday morning. It won’t only happen sometimes. This is done during the night to mitigate the effects of the high volume of traffic that I-575 sees during the day. Travelers are encouraged to budget for delays and to plan their excursions appropriately, even with these safety measures.

Not only will the southbound lanes eventually be resurfaced, but the northbound lanes inside the same interstate segment will also eventually be covered by this project. As a sign that this will be a long-term endeavor to upgrade the area’s infrastructure, GDOT has set a late 2024 completion deadline for the project as a whole.

GDOT suggests lowering speed and exercising caution when driving through the work zones for drivers on this section. For the protection of the workers and the general public who are traveling, extra caution is required when there is construction equipment and laborers present alongside the road.

Through a number of practical channels, travelers can get up-to-date information on the project’s status and traffic conditions in real-time. Both the 511 hotline and the website are recommended by GDOT. Updates can also be easily tracked via the Georgia 511 app, which can be downloaded on cellphones, for individuals who would rather have mobile access.

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In order for I-575 to remain a critical route for both commercial and commuter traffic, as well as for the safety and usage of the roadway, resurfacing is needed. For this crucial infrastructure upgrade to go smoothly and successfully, the community’s participation and patience will be crucial while work gets done.

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