Traffic Delays

Press Release

COWETA COUNTY – The Georgia Department of Transportation announces lane closures on Interstate 85 near Exit 47 (State Route 34/US 27 Alt) beginning Monday, November 23, through Tuesday, November 24. The closures are subject to change based on weather conditions.

 Interstate 85 North and Southbound Lane Closures
Monday, November 23, daily through Tuesday, November 24
Near mileposts 46 - 48
TIME: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lane closures will alternate between right and left lanes near Exit 47 (SR 34)
State Route 34 at I-85 (Exit 47) East and Westbound Lane Closures
Monday, November 23, daily through Tuesday, November 24
Near mileposts 15 - 16
TIME: 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.
1 right and left lane closed; 1 remains open to traffic 

The scheduled completion date for this project is December 31, 2009. Motorists should expect shoulder and lane closures on a continuing basis and are advised to use extra caution in construction work zones.

Speed limits have been reduced and will be strictly enforced. Message boards, signs, barricades, barrels and cones will be utilized to alert and channel motorists through the area.

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes.

Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather.

Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at

The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia’s economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment.

Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century.

Georgia is the 3rd fastest-growing state in the nation, yet 49th in per capita spending on transportation. For general information on the Georgia DOT, please visit our Web site (

Source: Georgia Department of Transportation