Lane and Road Closure, Special Alerts, and Upcoming Construction Advisories which could impact your drive around Sandy Springs
- The needed relocation of utilities was completed on schedule, and work crews are now focused on final repairs and paving at the intersection of Mt Vernon and Sandy Springs Circle. The reopening of the intersection remains on schedule for early summer (mid-June). The next phase of road work in that area will be trench work needed on Sandy Springs Circle. The road will remain open, with a rolling lane closures in place. Please note that the businesses in that area are open during the road construction period and will appreciate the community’s continued patronage.
- Georgia Power and Comcast will be conducting utility work on Hilderbrand Road beginning Monday, May 23 which will necessitate closures at Sandy Springs Circle and Hilderbrand and at Hilderbrand Drive and Blue Stone Road. Work hours will be 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. with the intersections open for afternoon commutes. Monday, May 23 -Tuesday, May 24, 2016: Intersection of Sandy Springs Circle and Hilderbrand Drive. Detour Information: Motorists will be able access Hildebrand Drive from Roswell Road or Blue Stone Road.
Wednesday, May 25 – Friday, May 27: Intersection of Hilderbrand Drive and Blue Stone Road. Detour Information: Motorists will be able access Hilderbrand Drive from Roswell Road or Blue Stone Road. Access ONLY to local businesses west of Blue Stone Road will be permitted using Sandy Springs Circle
- Tuesday, May 24, Georgia Power will install a new transmission pole at the new Bank of America on Roswell Road. Minor lane disruptions could take place, but are expected to last approximately 15 minutes at a time.
- Intersection improvements have begun at Colquitt and Northridge. Lane closures are part of the work plan. GDOT is managing the construction.Watershed Management will perform maintenance to a fire hydrant located on Glenforest Road next Wednesday. Work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
City of Atlanta Watershed Management will perform maintenance to a fire hydrant located on Glenforest Road on Wednesday, May 25. Work is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. The work will require a brief interruption of water service for customers on Glenforest between Glenridge and Garber. As a precaution City of Atlanta Watershed encourages residents to perform major water uses such as clothes washing, dish washing and bathing prior to the service interruption, and to store water for drinking, hand washing, flushing, cooking and other domestic uses during the service interruption.
Colonial Pipeline will conduct maintenance on its pipe crossing under Brandon Mill. A closure is planned for May 31 - June 4.
Roswell Road from Cliftwood to Hammond Dr – Construction as part of the Streetscape project is underway, with activity on both sides of Roswell Road. Construction work begin March 13 and will take place primarily at night (9:30 p – 6:30a) with lane closures also in place during construction hours.
Riverside Drive @ I 285 - Active construction will take place both day and night. Lane closures will only take place during weeknights from 9 p.m., until 5 a.m., and on the weekends from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. One travel lane will remain open at all times, except during bridge maintenance work when all lanes in each direction will close and a detour will be in place.
Morgan Falls Road: Due to the construction activities underway and the narrow roadway, motorists are urged to exercise caution and expect delays when traveling to Overlook Park. Lane closures are planned over the course of construction. Paving is expected to begin in July.
Road Work Planned by GDOT
For updated information about travel conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, GDOT advises travelers to call 511 or consult www.511ga.org before heading out. Georgia 511 is a free service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Work planned for this weekend - May 20-22
Northwest Corridor Express Lanes
- On I-575, one southbound lane will close between Barrett Parkway and the I-75 interchange from 8 p.m., tonight until 5 a.m., Monday.
- On I-575, one northbound lane will close between SR 92/ Alabama Road and Towne Lake Parkway from 9 p.m., tonight until 5 a.m., Monday.
- On I-575, one northbound lane will close between Barrett Parkway and Chastain Road from 9 p.m., tonight until 5 a.m., Saturday. A traffic pace will also take place between Barrett Parkway and Chastain road from 10 p.m., tonight until 2 a.m. on Saturday. The traffic pace will require motorists to drive 5 mph -10 mph to allow contractors to work across the interstate lanes.
South Metro Express Lanes
- On I-75, two northbound lanes will close between Hudson Bridge Road and Mt. Zion Boulevard from 9 p.m., tonight until 5 a.m., Saturday for sign structure work.
- On I-75, one southbound lane will close between Mt. Zion Boulevard and SR 138/Lake Spivey Parkway from 9 p.m., tonight until 7 a.m., Saturday for sign structure work.
- Two southbound lanes will close between SR 120 Loop/ South Marietta Parkway and SR 280/Delk Road from 8 p.m., Sunday until 5 a.m., Monday.
- Two westbound lanes and the shoulder will close between Hill Street and the I-285 interchange continuously from 9 p.m., tonight until 5 a.m., Monday.
- Two eastbound lanes and the shoulder will close between SR 70/Fulton Industrial Boulevard and SR 139/Martin Luther King Jr. Drive continuously from 9 p.m., tonight until 5 a.m., Monday.
- One eastbound and one westbound lane and the shoulders will close between SR 70/Fulton Industrial Boulevard and the I-285 interchange from 7 a.m., until 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
- One lane will close on SR 139/Martin Luther King Jr. Drive underneath I-20 from 9 p.m., tonight until 5 a.m., Monday.
- One lane will close on Langhorn Street underneath I-20 from 9 p.m., tonight until 5 a.m., Monday.
- Two southbound lanes will close between Washington Road and Atlanta Road from 9 p.m., Sunday until 5 a.m., Monday.
- Two northbound and two southbound lanes will close at Atlanta Road from 9 p.m., tonight until 9 p.m., Saturday.
- One southbound lane will close at SR 155/Flat Shoals Parkway from 9 p.m., Sunday until 5 a.m., Monday.
Georgia (State Route) 400
- Two northbound and two southbound lanes will close just before and after Encore Parkway from 5 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday.
Other State Routes
- One lane will close on SR 141 Connector/Lenox Road Connector between Phipps Boulevard and Peachtree Road from 7 a.m., until 11 a.m., Sunday.
- On SR 92/Woodstock Road, one lane will close between the Cobb County line and SR 9/ Alpharetta Highway from 9 p.m., tonight until 5 a.m., Saturday and from 9 p.m., Sunday until 5 a.m., Monday.
Georgia’s Move-over Law requires drivers to move-over one lane when a law enforcement, emergency vehicle or construction crew is on the side of the road and displaying flashing emergency lights. If it is unsafe to move over, then slow down below the posted speed.
** The above scheduled work is subject to change due to weather**
From GDOT related to Summer Road Work
Please, Pardon Our Progress – Your Dollars are Building a Better Georgia
It’s springtime in Georgia and summer is around the corner. It is a time when we welcome visitors to our great state and we start thinking about hitting the roads with family and friends for fun and vacations. For the Georgia Department of Transportation, this also means it’s time for road work. GDOT forecasts one of the busiest construction seasons that Georgia has seen in a long time, and we want you to know what work we’ve scheduled, so you can plan ahead.
GDOT will be moving full speed ahead on short-term maintenance projects like resurfacing roads; sealing roadway cracks; replacing stripes and reflectors; upgrading signs and tackling overgrown vegetation, in an effort to take better care of Georgia’s roadways. We will also continue with many long term projects such as work along I-75 in Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, and Henry counties.
This summer there will be more than 470 active construction and maintenance projects along interstates, state routes and major arterials across Georgia. Summer construction and maintenance activities will ultimately save taxpayers millions of dollars, providing better infrastructure conditions that will cause less wear and tear on vehicles. We certainly will do our part to limit impacts and we understand the frustration of traffic delays. That’s why we want to help motorists plan ahead.
So how can you prepare for summer construction?
Plan Ahead & Be Patient! Download the 511 Georgia app; visit www.511ga.org or call 511 for real-time information about statewide road conditions. Motorists should expect delays and therefore, plan ahead before hitting the road.
Obey the Rules in Work Zones! Pay Attention, Slow Down and Watch for Workers. Work zones are not always stationary, but can include mobile activities such as litter pickup, mowing, sweeping and drainage work. Allow extra distance between vehicles, read signs, obey road crew flaggers, and expect the unexpected. Your safety and our workers’ safety are critical, so please don’t be distracted while driving. It can prove fatal.
Drive Alert and Arrive Alive: Be Safe! Always, always wear your seatbelt. Buckle up before you go. Do not drive distracted and do not drive impaired.
Please, Pardon our Progress—while your dollars are working to build a better Georgia! Be safe out there!