Commuters expect delays this week on I-85

Press Release 

Ga dot announces lane closures for I-85 northbound and SR34

COWETA COUNTY, GA  - Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation are performing major reconstruction of Interstate 85 at different locations between mile marker 40 (near Exit 41; SR 14/US 27 Alt) and mile marker 48 (near Exit 47; SR 34). 

To ensure motorists and contractor safety, this work will warrant lane closures along this section of I-85, which could cause delays.

Georgia DOT reports the following construction activities are tentatively planned for the period of Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 8:

INTERSTATE 85 NORTHBOUND: Northbound lane closures will be in place between mile markers 40 and 48 during the daytime hours of 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily, Monday, January 4 through Thursday, January 7.

STATE ROUTE 34 NEAR I-85: East and westbound lane closures will be in place between mile markers 15 and 16 during the evening hours of 7 p.m. through 7 a.m., Tuesday, January 5 through Thursday, January 7 and again on Friday, December 8, between the hours of 9 p.m. until 9 a.m.

Details will be provided by message boards throughout the corridor.

The Georgia DOT notes that the above construction schedules are proposed activities planned by the contractors and may change due to weather conditions or other factors.

As in any work zone, motorists are reminded to pay special attention to traffic control devices, signs and posted speed limits to ensure safe passage through the work zone.

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

Source: The Georgia Department of Transportation