Lane closures coming June 14-17 on I-85 in Coweta

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation from June 14-17 will be performing major reconstruction of I-85 at different locations between mile marker 39 and 43 (near Exit 41; SR 14/US 27 Alt) in Coweta County. 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, June 14 through Thursday, June 17:

I-85 NORTHBOUND: Northbound lane closure between mile markers 39 – 43 during the daytime hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, Monday, June 14 through Thursday, June 17.

I-85 SOUTHBOUND: Southbound left shoulder closure between mile markers 41 – 39 during the daytime hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, Monday, June 14 through Thursday, June 17.

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 www.511ga.org.

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 (www.dot.ga.gov).