DeKalb: Expect ‘heavy’ traffic this coming week for these reasons

Automobiles travel through Spaghetti Junction, with some stacking up on the I-285 East ramp.

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Automobiles travel through Spaghetti Junction, with some stacking up on the I-285 East ramp.

Heavy traffic is anticipated in DeKalb County this coming week because of the I-85 bridge collapse and the end of spring break.

“Georgia Department of Transportation anticipates a 30 percent increase in traffic volume, and we predict even higher volumes on local streets as motorists search for alternative routes,” Peggy Allen, director of Roads and Drainage for the county, said in a news release. “We ask for patience, early starts and creative commuting, including carpooling and the use of transit.”

DeKalb is working with GDOT counterparts to monitor and adjust traffic signal timing affected by the bridge collapse detours, the news release said.

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