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Expect heavy spring break traffic this weekend
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Expect heavy spring break traffic this weekend

(WXIA) -- Many colleges and universities will begin their spring breaks this weekend, which may contribute to heavier traffic than usual on metro Atlanta roads.

In addition to more people on the road, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be out and about, working on scheduled projects.

GDOT engineer Shun Pringle said the largest project will be sign installation on Georgia 400 south between Peachtree Road and Sidney Marcus Boulevard. One right lane will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Work will also continue on the Ga. 400/Interstate 85 Interchange project. Several roads will be affected all weekend, including Cheshire Bridge Road, Sidney Marcus Boulevard and the Buford-Spring Connector.

From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, three lanes in both directions of I-285 will be closed for sign replacements between Riverside Drive and Peachtree Dunwoody Road.

Overnight closures will also take place on I-85 south at Clairmont Road in DeKalb County.

Two left lanes of I-20 in both directions between Liberty Road and Georgia 5 will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for concrete slab replacements.

In the suburbs, rolling closures will take place on parts of Ga. 400 in Forsyth County, I-85 and I-985 in Gwinnett County, I-20 in Newton County, I-75 in Henry County, I-575 in Cherokee County and I-85 in Coweta County.

For a complete list of road projects in Georgia, visit dot.ga.gov.

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