Roadwork planned for this weekend will shut down lanes on several metro Atlanta interstates, but scattered showers forecast for each day could hamper work on the highways.
Here’s the rundown on the major projects on the schedule:
Nearly all metro interstates to be affected
One lane and part of the entrance and exit ramps on I-285 in both directions between Glenwood and Lavista roads will be closed nightly for striping.
Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed from Cascade Road to South Atlanta Road from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday, while one southbound lane will be closed at South Atlanta Road.
Also on I-285, two southbound lanes will be closed from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Cascade Road from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
On I-20, three westbound lanes will be closed from Windsor Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, beginning at 1 a.m. Saturday and continuing through 5 a.m. Monday.
East of Atlanta, two westbound lanes of I-20 will be closed from Alcovy Road to U.S. 278 throughout the weekend.
On the south side, one lane of I-85 in each direction will be closed between Ga. 74 and I-285 and between Riverdale Road and Cleveland Avenue all weekend. North of town on Spaghetti Junction, bridge work will shut down one lane of the ramp from I-85 southbound to I-285 eastbound.
One southbound lane of the Downtown Connector will be closed at Capitol Avenue from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for sign structure work.
On I-75 north of town, the Express Lanes project will shut down one northbound lane from Windy Hill Road to Delk Road from 9 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday. Work on the project will also shut down one northbound lane of I-575 from Bells Ferry Road to Ga. 92 during the same hours.
South of town, one lane of I-75 will be closed in each direction from Ga. 155 to Jonesboro Road from 8 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Monday.
Work on Ga. 400 will shut down two southbound lanes from Lenox Road to Sidney Marcus Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Hot temps, a few raindrops in the weekend forecast
Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton is forecasting a 30 percent chance of rain Saturday and Sunday.
Afternoon highs will be in the mid-90s, with morning lows in the mid-70s.
Thousands expected downtown for Braves games and insurance convention
The Braves play the Chicago Cubs at Turner Field this weekend. Game times are 7:35 p.m. Friday, 7:10 p.m. Saturday and 5:05 p.m. Sunday.
Elsewhere, an estimated 45,000 people are expected to attend the Primerica Life Insurance Co. convention that wraps up Saturday at the Georgia World Congress Center.
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