The list of road construction projects expected this weekend is short, but motorists can expect congestion on I-75 as spring break travelers return home from the beach.
Doug Turnbull in the AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB Traffic Center said traffic will likely be “very heavy” on I-75 south of Atlanta throughout the weekend.
In DeKalb County, the three left lanes of I-285 westbound at Peachtree Industrial Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. Turnbull said to expect delays on both I-285 and on Peachtree Industrial.
The two right lanes of the Downtown Connector around University Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday through noon on Saturday.
Both of those projects are weather permitting, which means they will likely take place, since sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s are forecast throughout the weekend.
MARTA spokeswoman Cara Hodgson said trains will be running on a 24-minute schedule on all lines beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and continuing through Saturday to accommodate scheduled track work. On Sunday, the Red and Gold lines will continue to operate on the 24-minute schedule, while the Green and Blue lines will return to a regular schedule.
“Customers traveling this weekend are advised to allow extra time for their trip,” Hodgson said.
Events downtown this weekend include Friday night’s Hawks game against Detroit at Philips Arena and the Hosea Feed the Hungry Easter dinner, which will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
Also on Sunday, Stone Mountain Park will be hosting annual Easter sunrise services. The gates to the park open at 4 a.m., and the services, one at the bottom of the mountain and another at the top, begin at 7 a.m.