Maintenance work will require nighttime lane closures on I-85 in Clarkesville

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be completing contract maintenance work in the Clarkesville area of Habersham and Banks counties to improve the driving surface of the Ga. 365 exit ramps and to replace slabs on Interstate 85.

On Friday, Oct. 2, maintenance contractors will begin a pavement preservation project to improve the ramps on Ga. 365 at Ga. 17 at the Tom Arrendale Interchange in Habersham beginning at 7 p.m. Friday night and continuing until Sunday morning at 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured to the traffic signal at Ga. 17 and Ga. 15/U.S. 441 intersection.

Starting the third week of October, a concrete slab replacement project will begin in Banks improve the driving surface on Interstate 85. Crews will work to remove damaged sections of concrete and replace them with new concrete from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. overnight, Sundays through Fridays.

Crews will complete repairs between the Banks Crossing and Martin Bridge Road interchanges along Interstate 85. There will be single lane closures on the interstate northbound and southbound to complete this work.

All work is weather-dependent and can be delayed or rescheduled.