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Lane Closures on SR 166 near Boat Rock, New Hope Roads Start Today
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Lane Closures on SR 166 near Boat Rock, New Hope Roads Start Today

The Georgia Department of Transportation contractors will install single lane closures on SR 166 near the intersections of Boat Rock Road and New Hope Road in South Fulton this week. These closures are related to installation of storm drain pipe and water insertion valves as construction of the SR 166 at Boat Rock and New Hope Roundabout project continues.    Weather and on-site conditions permitting, single lane closures will be installed on SR 166 eastbound in the project area from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 11. Signage and message boards will alert drivers in advance of the closures. Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real...
City Approves $1.3 Million Contract for Cascade Road Culvert Project
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City Approves $1.3 Million Contract for Cascade Road Culvert Project

According to a press release issued by the City of South Fulton, a closed section of Cascade Road is one step closer to reopening. City officials approved a contract today to replace a culvert under the highway at South Utoy Creek to improve traffic flow. City council members signed off on a $1.3 million bid from AM Construction of Newnan, Ga. The contract calls for work to start in the next couple of weeks and be completed in late November or earlier December, depending on the time needed to relocate utility lines. "Residents have been more than patient with the process," said Councilwoman Dr. Catherine Foster Rowell. "We will all be excited when the road opens up this fall." As part of the project, crews will lengthen the existing culvert under Cascade Road to allow for a wide...
MARTA Reduces Bus Routes, Urges Social Distancing
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MARTA Reduces Bus Routes, Urges Social Distancing

MARTA is implementing an essential service plan that reduces the number of bus routes and allows for a doubling of service on the busiest, most critical routes. The plan aims to keep MARTA running for health care personnel and other essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.Starting today, April 20, MARTA will run 40 bus routes and one new circulator service that provide transportation to 17 hospitals, 22 urgent care centers, 85 grocery stores and 16 job centers/industrial hubs. Buses will be added to the 34 busiest routes. Service has been reduced on 41 routes including several in South Fulton County. They include: Cascade Road; Fulton Industrial; Camp Creek / South Fulton Parkway; Campbellton Road; Washington Road / Camp Creek Marketplace; Old National Highway; and the Oakley In...
GDOT Announces Overnight Lane Closures on I-285 This Weekend
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GDOT Announces Overnight Lane Closures on I-285 This Weekend

Georgia DOT will install overnight single and double lane closures on I-285 this weekend in Fulton County to continue the ongoing concrete slab rehabilitation project.       Single lane closures throughout the project area will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, March 27, then double lane closures will be installed at 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday, March 30. The impacted lanes include: Northbound between Washington Road and Cascade RoadSouthbound between Camp Creek Parkway and the Roosevelt Highway OverpassSouthbound between Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Cascade RoadSouthbound between Cascade Road and Campbellton Road Rolling” lane closures are planned throughout the project area for hydro-blasting. As crews complete work in one area, the closures will “roll...
Double-Lane Closures Planned for I-285 between Camp Creek and Campbellton
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Double-Lane Closures Planned for I-285 between Camp Creek and Campbellton

Planning a night out on the town for Valentine's Day near Campbellton Road or Camp Creek Parkway? Don't let lane closures stall your evening plans. Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will install overnight lane closures on I-285 this weekend in Cobb and Fulton counties to continue the ongoing concrete slab rehabilitation project. Weather permitting, single lane closures throughout the project area will be installed at 10:00 p.m. Friday, February 14, then double lane closures will be installed at 11:00 p.m.  These are the scheduled double lane closures on I-285 this weekend beginning 11:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14 until 5:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17:   Two right lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound between Campbellton Road and Camp Creek Parkway; andTwo r...
GDOT: ‘Crossover Weekend’ Plus Traffic Pacing on I-285 at SR 6/Camp Creek Pkwy Starts Tonight
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GDOT: ‘Crossover Weekend’ Plus Traffic Pacing on I-285 at SR 6/Camp Creek Pkwy Starts Tonight

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will install overnight lane closures and pace traffic on I-285 this weekend in conjunction with ongoing construction of the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project at I-285 and State Route 6/Camp Creek Pkwy.Weather permitting, traffic will be paced and two right lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound and northbound at Camp Creek Pkwy from 9:00 pm on Friday, February 7 until 5:00 am on Saturday, and again from  9:00 pm on Saturday, February 8 until 5:00 am on Sunday.  Police officers will assist with traffic pacing through the area. These closures are needed to allow work crews sandblast and paint the DDI bridge at I-285 and SR 6/Camp Creek Pkwy. In addition to the closures referenced above, the east and west lanes on Camp Cr...
Camp Creek Pkwy DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ Rescheduled for Feb. 7-10
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Camp Creek Pkwy DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ Rescheduled for Feb. 7-10

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will close the Camp Creek Pkwy. Bridge in Fulton County for two weekend days starting Friday night.  Following postponements in November 2019 and January due to weather conditions, the contractors have scheduled the crossover weekend for Feb. 7-10. As previously reported contractors will need a continuous weekend shut-down from traffic in order to complete the new DDI configuration.    During the closures, crews will check operations of the new traffic signals and ensure that the new permanent lane striping is in the correct configuration for the DDI, and complete other work in safe conditions without traffic interruption.    Crews will close the bridge at 9 pm on Friday, Feb. 7 and reopen the interchange in its new configuration on,...
I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy. DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ Postponed
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I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy. DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ Postponed

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors have postponed the I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy. DDI crossover weekend scheduled for this month. Although contractors were prepared to tackle the Crossover Weekend planned for the weekend of January 24, unforeseen weather conditions have caused a delay in the work needed in advance of the anticipated weekend. “This is an unfortunate reminder of why we always say work will occur 'weather permitting' – and lately, the prolonged rainy weather has not permitted us to continue the needed work on this project as scheduled," said metro Atlanta District Engineer, Kathy Zahul. "Over the past six weeks or so, since the originally scheduled Crossover Day and today, metro Atlanta has experienced 14 rain days, leaving contractors no other choice but ...
Camp Creek DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ to Start Jan. 24
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Camp Creek DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ to Start Jan. 24

In late January 2020, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will close off the east and west entrances to the newly-constructed Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project at I-285 and State Route 6/ Camp Creek Parkway in Fulton County for two consecutive weekend days.   Contractors will need a continuous weekend shut-down from traffic in order to complete the new DDI configuration for “Crossover Weekend.” The east and west lanes on Camp Creek Parkway at the DDI bridge will open to traffic with the new, final configuration early Monday morning.    January 24-26 “Crossover Weekend” is a change to the original target date of November 15-17, which would have closed traffic in the vicinity of the DDI bridge during a popular weekend for holiday shopping; the DDI is in close p...
South Fulton Receives $1.2 Million Grant for Road, Bridge Improvements
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South Fulton Receives $1.2 Million Grant for Road, Bridge Improvements

This month, the City of South Fulton accepted a $1.2 million grant from the state to assist in the completion of several proposed repaving and bridge replacement projects. Proceeds from the grant will cover some costs of the bridge replacements at Cascade Road over Branch of Utoy Creek and Cochran Road over Deep Creek and resurfacing along White City, Fayetteville and White Mill Roads. According to BridgeReports.com, the bridge at Cascade Road over Branch of Utoy Creek has wavered between fair and poor condition since 1990, with the culvert condition being rated at a five out of 10 for most years, and a rating of four in 2011 again in 2017. The bridge was built in 1951. The same website has listed the condition of the bridge at Cochran Road over Deep Creek in poor condition since ...

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