Lane closures on I-85 will begin Sunday. AJC FILE PHOTO

Lanes will close on I-85 in Gwinnett beginning Sunday

The I-85 widening project will mean lane closures in Gwinnett County this week.

Beginning Sunday, I-85 Southbound will have overnight lane closures from State Route 211 in Barrow County to Spout Springs Road in Gwinnett County. The closures — one lane from 9 to 10 p.m. and two lanes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Jan. 23 and 6 a.m. Jan. 24 — will allow bridge construction at the Flowery Branch overpass.

Additionally, one lane on I-85 Northbound will be closed from Flowery Branch Road to State Route 211 Sunday from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and two lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

One lane of I-85 Southbound will be closed Jan. 20 from Jesse Cronic Road in Jackson County to State Route 211. On Jan. 21, one lane of I-85 Northbound will be closed from Jesse Cronic Road to State Route 53 in Jackson County. And one lane of I-85 Southbound will be closed from State Route 60 to State Route 53 in Jackson County Jan. 22 through 24.

All those closures will happen from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and until 7 a.m. Jan. 24.

There will be traffic pacing beginning Sunday at Hamilton Mill Road going northbound and Jan. 21 northbound at State Route 211. Southbound, traffic pacing will occur from State Route 211 to Flowery Branch Road Monday through Friday night, from State Route 53 to State Route 211 Monday night and from State Route 60 to State Route 53 Wednesday through Friday nights. All traffic pacing operations will occur from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

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