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Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Girl who fell into well recovering, slowly

Girl who fell into well recovering, slowly

NEWNAN, Ga. (WXIA) -- Megan Winters, the then-7-year-old girl who fell into an abandoned well in December 2013 and suffered multiple injuries, started another round of physical therapy on Thursday.

Her body is still broken, but not her spirit.

It was on Dec. 30, 2013 when Megan was playing with a cousin and two friends in her grandmother's yard in Whitesburg, in Carroll County, and she climbed onto the edge of the old, stone well that was supposed to have a steel grate across the top. Megan slipped and fell, feet first, 50 feet to the bottom. She was severely injured from head to toe.

As soon as Carroll County firefighters arrived, they rigged up a pulley system with ropes, and an hour later lowered Lt. Clay Kierbow into the well, and he gently pulled her out.

Since then, Megan's been on a roller-coaster of recovery.

Vigil held for victim in Coweta Co. hit-and-run

Vigil held for victim in Coweta Co. hit-and-run

COWETA COUNTY, GA (WXIA) – It was a life cut way too short. A teen walking home from a friend's house when he was hit and killed by a driver in Coweta County.

Wednesday night was a very emotional night for family and friends of 14-year-old Parker Madliak. Hundreds turned out for a vigil at St. George Catholic Church – a service that touched the hearts of everyone there, from the kids to the adults.

"I sit here and look at my kids," said a tearful David Messer, a parent who attended the service. "And I would give my life for them and allow them to live."

Among those at the service, dozens of kids who went to school with Parker at Evans Middle School.

Driver comes forward in fatal Coweta County hit and run

Driver comes forward in fatal Coweta County hit and run

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. -- A driver has come forward in the hit and run death of a 14-year-old Coweta County boy.

The 17-year-old driver and his mother spoke with the Georgia State Patrol Tuesday afternoon, according to GSP Sgt. Mike Adcock. The young man reached out to investigators after hearing they were looking for a white Ford F-150 pickup truck that struck and killed Parker Madliak.

The teen's body was found at around 3 a.m. Tuesday on Welcome Sargent Road after his family reported him missing.

The driver told state troopers and Coweta County Sheriff's deputies he thought he struck a deer. Adcock said investigators found the teen's truck at his father's house and were able to connect it to wreckage recovered from the accident scene.

Charges are pending, but the driver has not yet been arrested, according to the GSP. The investigation continues.

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.