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I-20 construction continues through the weekend
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I-20 construction continues through the weekend

(WXIA) -- The Interstate 20 delays that plagued metro Atlanta commuters last weekend will return.

Georgia Department of Transportation district construction engineer Shun Pringle said backups are expected in Douglas, Newton and Rockdale counties as crews work to complete some major road projects.

"Please do what you can to avoid these project areas. Plan ahead, look for alternate routes or call 511," Pringle said in a release. "We want everyone to enjoy the weekend, and I'm sure that doesn't include sitting in traffic backups."

Several events may also cause delays on Atlanta's roads. From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, State Route 9 near Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza will be closed for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Pringle said traffic in the area will be detoured.

Other events include the Shaky Knees music festival at Atlantic Station, the Braves v. Cubs series at Turner Field and Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Here are some of the road projects planned for the Atlanta area this weekend. Many could result in delays.

Interstate 20
* Douglas County: 1 right westbound lane will be closed between State Route 5 and Liberty Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for resurfacing.
* Inside the Perimeter: 3 right westbound lanes will be closed between Moreland and Capitol avenues from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for striping.
* Inside the Perimeter: 3 right eastbound lanes will be closed between McDaniel Street and Moreland Avenue from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday for striping.
* Rockdale/Newton counties: 2 left eastbound lanes will be closed between Highway 138 and Alcovy Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for resurfacing.

Interstate 75
* 1 left northbound lane will be closed (rolling) between Hudson Bridge (Henry County) and Windy Hill (Cobb County) roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sweeping.
* 1 left and 1 right southbound lane, and 1 left and 1 right right northbound lane will be closed (rolling) between Highway 92 (Cherokee County) and Hudson Bridge Road (Henry County) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sweeping.
* Bartow County: 1 left northbound lane and 1 right southbound lane will be closed near Cass White Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for concrete repouring and bridge work.

Interstate 85
* Gwinnett County: 1 left southbound lane and 1 right southbound lane will be closed (rolling) between Old Peachtree and Shallowford roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sweeping.
* 1 left southbound lane and 1 right northbound lane will be closed (rolling) between Jimmy Carter Boulevard (Gwinnett County) and Collinsworth Road (Coweta County) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sweeping.

Ga. 400
* 1 left southbound lane and 1 right southbound lane will be closed (rolling) between State Route 20 (Forsyth County) and I-85 (Atlanta) nightly for sweeping.

Interstate 575
* Cherokee County: 1 left southbound lane and 1 right southbound lane will be closed (rolling) between Highway 92 and State Route 5 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sweeping.

Interstate 675
* 1 right northbound lane will be closed (rolling) between Highway 138 (Henry County) and Interstate 285 (DeKalb County) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sweeping.

Interstate 985
* 1 left northbound lane, and 1 left southbound lane and 1 right southbound lane will be closed (rolling) between Interstate 85 (Gwinnett County) and Queen City Parkway (Hall County) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for sweeping.
* Hall County: 1 right northbound lane will be closed between Friendship and Spout Springs roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for concrete slab replacement.

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