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Weekend road work escape routes
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ATLANTA -- Weather permitting, this weekend is going to be jam packed with road work. We've got alternate routes for all the big projects around town.

Cobb / Fulton 

I-75 SB between Northside Drive/Howell Mill Road (Exit 252) and I-85 NB ramp (Exit 251)  
8 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
3 left lanes

Also I-75 SB ramp to I-85 NB (Exit 251)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
Ramp will be closed

With this many lanes blocked, an alternate will be necessary. You can take Moores Mill Road (Exit 254) and turn left. Follow Moores Mill Road to Northside Pkwy. and turn right. Northside Pkwy. becomes Northside Drive. Follow Northside Drive all the way to 14th or 10th Street. 

If you need to go to I-85 Northbound, continue on either 14th or 10th Street to West Peachtree Street. Turn left onto W. Peachtree Street and follow to I-85 Northbound.

If traffic gets really bad, take I-285 Southbound to I-20 Eastbound back into Downtown Atlanta.

I-75 SB between SR 166 / Langford Pkwy. (Exit 243) and Cleveland Avenue (Exit 241)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
2 right lanes

With 2 lanes and an HOV lane remaining open, an alternate likely won't be needed. If one is necessary, you can take I-85 Southbound to I-285 Eastbound back to I-75 Southbound. But getting to I-85 Southbound might be tricky.


I-75 SB ramps to SR 166 / Langford Pkwy. (Exit 243), I-85 (Exit 242) and Cleveland Avenue (Exit 241)

9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
Ramps will be closed

These closures could cause some major delays on the Downtown Connector, especially if you add in Braves Traffic. Anyone going to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport should seriously consider taking MARTA or I-285. 

If you are going through Downtown, the best way to access I-85 Southbound, SR 166/Langford Pkwy., and Cleveland Avenue is to exit onto either Fulton Street (Exit 246) or University Avenue (Exit 244) and turn right. Follow to Metropolitan Pkwy and turn left.

For SR 166/Langford Pkwy., continue on Metropolitan Pkwy. to Lakewood Avenue SW and turn right. Follow Lakewood Avenue to SR166/Langford Pkwy. 

For Cleveland Avenue and I-85 Southbound, continue on Metropolitan Pkwy. to Cleveland Avenue. If you are continuing to I-85 Southbound, turn right onto Cleveland Avenue and follow back to I-85 Southbound.


DeKalb

I-20 EB/WB ramp to I-285 NB (Exit 67)
9 p.m. Friday - 9 p.m. Sunday
Ramp will be closed


I-20 Eastbound Alternate
: Exit onto Columbia Drive (Exit 66) and turn left. Follow Columbia Drive to Glenwood Road and turn right. Follow Glenwood Road to I-285 Northbound.


I-20 Westbound Alternate
: Exit onto Wesley Chapel Road (Exit 68) and turn right. Follow Wesley Chapel Road to Covington Hwy. and turn left. Follow Covington Hwy. to Glenwood Road and turn left. Follow Glenwood Road to I-285 Northbound.


I-20 WB between Panola Road (Exit 71) and Wesley Chapel Road (Exit 68)

7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 
1 right lane Saturday
2 left lanes Sunday

From I-20 WB, exit onto Evans Mill Road (Exit 74) and turn right. Follow Evans Mill Road to Covington Hwy. and turn left. Follow Covington Hwy. to Wesley Chapel Road and turn left. Follow Wesley Chapel Road back to I-20 Westbound

If traffic really get slow, exit onto Turner Hill Road (Exit 75). Go right, then take a left onto Covington Hwy. Follow Covington Hwy. to Glenwood Road. Go left onto Glenwood and follow to either Columbia Drive or Candler Road and take a left on either one, and follow back to I-20 Westbound.

If Covington Hwy. gets slow south of I-20, exit onto Turner Hill Road (Exit 75) and go left. Follow Turner Hill Road south where it will turn into Rockland Road. Follow Rockland to Evans Mill and go left, then take a right onto Salem Road. Take a right onto Brown's Mill Road (Hwy 212). Follow Brown's Mill Road to to Snapfinger Road (Hwy 155) and go right. Then take a left onto Flat Shoals Pkwy. (Hwy 155). Follow Flat Shoals Pkwy. past I-285 where it will become Candler Road (Hwy 155) and follow back to I-20 Westbound.


I-285 NB between I-20 (Exit 46) and Glenwood Road (Exit 44)

10 p.m. Friday - 9 a.m. Sunday
1 right lane

With only 1 lane blocked and so many lanes at that part of I-285, an alternate likely won't be needed. However if traffic does get slow, you can exit onto I-20 Westbound and exit onto Wesley Chapel Road and turn left. Follow Wesley Chapel Road to Glenwood Road and turn left. Follow Glenwood Road back to I-285 Northbound.


Douglas

I-20 WB between Thornton Road (Exit 44) and Lee Road (Exit 41)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday
2 left lanes


I-20 Westbound Alternate (North of I-20)
: Exit onto Six Flags Parkway (Exit 47). Turn right and then make a quick left onto Six Flags Drive. Follow Six Flags Drive across Blair Bridge Road where it becomes Oak Ridge Road. Follow Oak Ridge Road across Thornton Road where it becomes Skyview Drive. Follow Skyview Drive to S. Sweetwater Road. Turn left onto S. Sweetwater Road and follow to Lee Road. Bear right onto Lee Road and follow back to I-20 Westbound.


I-20 Westbound Alternate (South of I-20)
: Exit onto Fulton Industrial Blvd. and go left. Follow Fulton Industrial Blvd. Southbound to Camp Creek Pkwy. (Hwy 6) and turn right. Camp Creek Pkwy. crosses the Chattahoochee River and becomes Thornton Road. Follow Thornton Road to S. Blairs Bridge Road and turn left. Follow S. Blairs Bridge Road across Bob Arnold Blvd. where it becomes Blairs Bridge Road. Follow Blairs Bridge across Mt. Vernon Road where it becomes Monier Blvd. Follow Monier Blvd. to Lee Road and turn right. Follow Lee Road back to I-20 Westbound.

Coweta

I-85 NB between SR 34 (Exit 47) and SR 74 / Senoia Road. (Exit 61)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Sat
2 right lanes

As an alternate, exit onto SR 34 (Exit 47 ) and turn left. Follow SR 34 to Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. and turn right. Follow Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. to US 29 (Jefferson Davis Blvd) and turn right. Follow US 29 to SR 74 (Fairburn Industrial Blvd.) and turn right. Follow SR 74 back to I-85 Northbound. 

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