$34.8M resurfacing project in Cobb to cause I-75 closures for months

If you drive in Cobb County, there’s a good chance an upcoming $34.8 million project resurfacing 11 miles of I-75 will affect your life.

Starting Monday, crews will be doing work from the Chattahoochee River to just north of Allgood Road in Cobb; from I-285 eastbound over I-75 to just west of the Chattahoochee River Bridge; and on most every ramp and collector-distributor lane therein.

So, it’s a massive project.

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When asked for specifics on closures, Natalie Dale, spokeswoman for the state transportation department, said the project is so large that “we can really only provide bite sized pieces as the work remains flexible based on the contractor’s needs.”

She said work will be mostly limited to overnight hours, and the whole project is expected to by done by the end of summer.

There will be programmable message boards in place to guide folks.

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At 9 p.m. on Monday, crews will shut down the Cumberland Boulevard ramp to I-75 northbound. Motorists heading north in I-75 will be re-routed to Windy Hill Road, then I-75 southbound and finally onto Cumberland Boulevard. 

There was no end date for that closure and others, which is set to become the new norm as crews trudge through the project. So, it might be a good idea to check with and Georgia 511 before heading out on a drive.

In other traffic project news...

The thirty miles of reversible express lanes stretch down parts of I-575 in Cherokee County and I-75 in Cobb County before ending at the I-285 interchange near SunTrust Park.

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