Road crews to take advantage of sunny weekend

With no rain and lots of sun in the forecast for the next couple of days, weekend road construction will be in full swing on several metro Atlanta interstates.

“Plan ahead – I can’t say it enough,” said Shun Pringle, a district construction engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation. “If you plan ahead, you can avoid some potentially heavy delays.”

Get up-to-the-minute traffic reports all weekend from the AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB Traffic Center.

On I-85 north of downtown, two left northbound lanes will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and the two right southbound lanes will be shut down during the same hours Sunday, both for sign work.

Pavement work on I-75/85 northbound near University Avenue will close two right lanes from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Also on Saturday, the two right northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed from I-85 to Sidney Marcus Boulevard for concrete work.

On the top-end Perimeter, there will be a triple left lane closure in both directions of I-285 between West Paces Ferry and Roswell roads for sign replacement. However, those closures are only scheduled from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Channel 2 meteorologist Karen Minton said that after a 10 percent chance of rain Friday night, skies will be sunny Saturday and Sunday, before another chance of rain on Monday.

Check the full weekend weather report and track changes.

Morning lows will be in the upper 30s Saturday and mid-40s Sunday, with highs around 60 Saturday and in the low 70s Sunday.

Monday, there’s a 60 percent chance of rain, according to Minton, along with lows in the low 50s and highs in the low 60s.

Events downtown this weekend include the Team Georgia youth wrestling tournament from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome and the UniverSoul Circus, which is set up in the Turner Field Green Lot through Sunday.

Full list of weekend events.

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