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Expect delays around Perimeter, town this weekend
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Expect delays around Perimeter, town this weekend

ATLANTA -- Weekend road work could create gridlock on the top end of Interstate 285 this weekend. Here's how to get around it and other construction projects across the region.

Clayton/Fulton

I-75 NB from I-285 (Exit 238) to Cleveland Ave. (Exit 244) 
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m. 
3 right lanes

I-75 NB from I-85 (Exit 242) to University Ave. (Exit 244)
Fri. 9 p.m.  - Mon 5 a.m. 
3 right lanes

Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy. (Exit 237) and turn left. Follow Forest Pkwy. to Riverdale Rd. and turn right. Follow Riverdale Rd. to I-285 Westbound. Follow I-285 Westbound to I-85 Northbound to Sylvan Rd. Exit onto Sylvan Rd./Central Ave. (Exit 75) and turn left onto N. Central Ave. Follow N. Central Ave. to Dogwood Dr. and turn left. Dogwood Dr. becomes Metropolitan Pkwy. Continue on Metropolitan Pkwy. to University Ave. and turn right. Follow University Ave. back to I-75/85 Northbound.

DeKalb

I-285 EB from Ashford Dunwoody Rd. (Exit 29) to Chamblee Tucker Rd. (Exit 34)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m. 
2 left lanes

The above closures may cause gridlocked conditions on I-285 Eastbound between GA 400 and I-85.

If you have to travel between I-75 and I-85, you might want to consider the following alternate. 

Alternate: Take I-75 Southbound to the Brookwood Interchange, then take I-85 Northbound to Spaghetti Junction. However if you do this I must advise you that the DOT may have the ramp from I-75 Southbound to I-85 Northbound partially blocked or closed. So if you wish to transition from I-75 Southbound to I-85 Northbound at The Brookwood Interchange, you may have to employ this additional alternate: Exit onto 16th, 14th, 10th streets. (Exit 250) and follow to either 14th or 10th St. and turn left. Follow across I-75/85 to West Peachtree St. and turn left. Follow W. Peachtree St. back to I-85 Northbound.

If you must take I-285 Eastbound, consider the following alternate.

Alternate: Exit onto GA 400 Southbound (Exit 27) and exit onto the Glenridge Connector (Exit 3). Turn right and follow the Glenridge Connector to Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. and turn left. Follow Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. to Johnson Ferry Rd. and turn right. Follow Johnson Ferry Rd. to Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and turn left. Follow Peachtree Industrial Blvd/ to Chamblee Tucker Rd. and take a right. You can follow Chamblee Tucker Rd. to Buford Hwy., I-85 Northbound and Southbound, and I-285 Eastbound.

**NOTE** By taking this alternate you will be able to access Ashford Dunwoody Rd. from Johnson Ferry Rd. You will also be able to access Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. and North Peachtree Road. from Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and North Shallowford Rd. from North Peachtree Rd. off of Peachtree Industrial Rd.

I-285 WB at Peachtree Industrial Blvd. SB ramp (Exit 31)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m.
Exit Ramp Closed

Alternate: To access Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Southbound, exit onto Peachtree Industrial Northbound and turn around at Tilly Mill Rd.

I-285 WB from Chamblee Tucker Rd. (Exit 34) to Ashford Dunwoody Rd. (Exit 29)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon 5 a.m. 
3 right lanes

The above closures may cause gridlocked conditions on I-285 Northbound between I-85 and Ashford Dunwoody Rd.

If you have to travel between I-75 and I-85, consider the following alternate.

Alternate: Take I-85 Southbound to the Brookwood Interchange and take I-75 Northbound to Cobb Cloverleaf. However if you do this, I must advise you that the DOT may have the ramp from I-85 Southbound to I-75 Northbound partially blocked or closed. So if you wish to transition from I-85 Southbound to I-75 Northbound at The Brookwood Interchange you may have to employ this additional alternate: Exit onto 17th, 14th, 10th streets (Exit 84) and turn right onto 17th St. Follow 17th St. to Northside Dr. and turn right. Follow Northside Dr. back to I-75 Northbound.

If you must take I-285 Northbound and Westbound, consider the following alternate.

Alternate: Exit onto Lavista Rd. (exit 37) and turn right. Follow Lavista Rd. to Northlake Pkwy. and turn left. Follow Northlake Pkwy. to Henderson Mill Rd. and turn right. Follow Henderson Mill Rd. to Mercer University Dr. and turn left. Follow Mercer University Dr. to Chamblee Tucker Rd. and turn left. Follow Chamblee Tucker Rd. across I-85 (I-85 Northbound and Southbound can be accessed here) to Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and turn left. Follow Peachtree Industrial Blvd. to Johnson Ferry Rd. and turn right. Follow Johnson Ferry Rd. to Ashford Dunwoody Rd. and bear right. Follow Ashford Dunwoody Rd. back to I-285 Westbound.

Alternate from I-85 Northbound and Southbound: Exit onto Chamblee Tucker Rd. (Exit 94) and turn right from I-85 Southbound or turn left from I-85 Northbound. Follow Chamblee Tucker Rd. to Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and turn left. Follow Peachtree Industrial Blvd. to Johnson Ferry Rd. and turn right. Follow Johnson Ferry Rd. to Ashford Dunwoody Rd. and bear right. Follow Ashford Dunwoody Rd. back to I-285 Westbound.

I-285 SB at I-20 EB (Exit 46)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Sun 9 p.m. 
1 left lane

Alternate: Exit onto Glenwood Rd. (Exit 44) and turn left. Follow Glenwood Rd. to Covington Hwy. and turn right. Follow Covington Hwy. to Wesley Chapel Rd. and turn right. Follow Wesley Chapel Rd. to I-20 Eastbound.

I-20 EB / WB at MP 66.0 (Columbia Dr.)
Fri. 9 p.m. Fri - Sun. 5 a.m.
3 right lanes

I-20 Eastbound Alternate (South of I-20): Exit onto Candler Rd. (Exit 65) and go right. Follow Candler Rd. to Rainbow Dr. Go left onto Rainbow Dr. and follow Rainbow Dr. across Wesley Chapel Rd. Turn left onto Wesley Chapel Rd. and follow back to I-20 Eastbound.

I-20 Eastbound Alternate to I-285: Exit onto Candler Rd. (Exit 65) and go right. Candler Rd. becomes Flat Shoals Rd. Follow Flat Shoals Rd. to I-285 Northbound and Southbound.

I-20 Westbound Alternate: Exit onto Wesley Chapel Rd. (Exit 68) and turn right. Follow Wesley Chapel Rd. to Covington Hwy. and turn left. Follow Covington Hwy. to Glenwood Road. and turn left. Follow Glenwood Rd. to I-285 or continue on Glenwood to Columbia Dr. and turn left. Follow Columbia Dr. back to I-20 Westbound.

I-20 WB at MP 66.0 (Columbia Dr./entrance ramp)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Sun 5 a.m. 
Entrance ramp closed

Alternate: Follow Columbia Dr. to Rainbow Dr. and turn Westbound. Follow Rainbow Dr. to Candler Rd. and turn right. Follow Candler Rd. back to I-20 Westbound.

Douglas

I-20 WB at Thornton Rd. (Exit 45)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m. 
2 left lanes

Alternate: Exit onto Riverside Pkwy. (Exit 46B) and go straight. That puts you on Six Flags Dr. Follow Six Flags Dr. across Blair Bridge Rd. where it becomes Oak Ridge Rd. Follow Oak Ridge Rd. across Thornton Rd. where it becomes Skyview Dr. Follow Skyview Dr. to S. Sweetwater. Turn left onto S. Sweetwater and follow to Lee Rd. Bear right onto Lee Rd. and follow back to I-20 Westbound.

Fulton

GA 400 NB from I-285 to Abernathy Rd.
Fri. 9 p.m. - Sun. 5 a.m.
1 left lane

GA 400 Northbound Alternate: Exit onto the Glenridge Connector. Go right, then take a left onto Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. and follow to Abernathy Rd. Go left onto Abernathy Rd. and follow back to GA 400 Northbound.

From I-285 Westbound: Exit onto Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. and go right. Follow Peachtree Dunwoody to Abernathy Rd. Go left onto Abernathy Rd. and follow back to GA 400 Northbound.

From I-285 Eastbound: Exit onto Glenridge Drive and go left. Follow Glenridge Northbound across Hammond Dr., Johnson Ferry Rd., and Mount Vernon Hwy. to Abernathy Rd. Go right onto Abernathy Rd. and follow back to GA 400 Northbound.

SR 400 SB at Holcomb Bridge Rd., SR 140
Fri. 9 a.m. Fri - Sun. 3 p.m. 
Exit ramp closed

Alternate: Exit onto Mansell Rd. (Exit 8) and turn right. Follow Mansell Rd. to Alpharetta Hwy. and turn left. Follow Alpharetta Hwy. to Holcomb Bridge Rd.

I-75 NB at CW Grant/Central Ave. exit ramp (Exit 239)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon 5 a.m. 
Exit ramp closed

Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy. (Exit 237) and turn right. Follow Forest Pkwy. to Old Dixie Hwy. and turn left. Follow Old Dixie Hwy. to C.W. Grant Pkwy. and Central Ave.

I-75 NB at CW Grant entrance ramp (Exit 239)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon 5 a.m.
Entrance ramp closed

Alternate: Take C.W. Grant Pkwy. to Old Dixie Hwy. and turn right. Follow Old Dixie Hwy. across I-75 where it becomes N. Central Ave. Follow N. Central Ave. to Dogwood Dr. and turn right. Dogwood Dr. becomes Metropolitan Pkwy. Continue on Metropolitan Pkwy. to University Ave. and turn right. Follow University Ave. back to I-75/85 Northbound.

I-75 NB at Henry Ford entrance ramp
I-75 NB at N. Central Ave. entrance ramp
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m. 
Entrance ramps closed

Alternate: Follow N. Central Ave. and Henry Ford II Ave. to Dogwood Dr. and turn right. Dogwood Dr. becomes Metropolitan Pkwy. Continue on Metropolitan Pkwy. to University Ave. and turn right. Follow University Ave. back to I-75/85 Northbound.

I-75 NB at SR 166 (Langford Pkwy.) exit ramp (Exit 243)
Fri 9 p.m. - Mon 5 a.m. 
1 right lane

Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy. (Exit 237) and turn right. Follow Forest Pkwy. to Old Dixie Hwy and turn left. Follow Old Dixie Hwy. across I -75 where it becomes N. Central Ave. Follow N. Central Ave. to Sylvan Rd. and turn right. Follow Sylvan Rd. to SR 166 (Langford Pkwy.).

I-75 SB at SR 166 (Langford Pkwy.) exit ramp (Exit 243)
Fri 9 p.m. - Mon 5 a.m. 
Exit ramp closed

Alternate: Exit onto I-20 Westbound (Exit 247), follow to Lee St. (Exit 55B) and turn left. Follow Lee St. Southbound. Lee St. turns into Main St. SR 166 (Langford Pkwy.) can be accessed from Main St.

I-75 SB from University Ave. (Exit 244) to Cleveland Ave. (Exit 241)
Fri 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m. 
4 right lanes

I-75 SB at I-85 SB Ramp (Exit 242)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon 5 a.m.
1 right lane

Alternate: Exit onto I-20 Westbound (Exit 247), follow to Lee St. (Exit 55B) and turn left. Follow Lee St. Southbound to Dill Ave. and turn left. Follow Dill Ave. to Metropolitan Pkwy. and turn right. Follow Metropolitan Pkwy. to Cleveland Ave. Turn left to access I-75 Southbound or right to access I-85 Southbound.

I-75 SB at University Ave. entrance ramp
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon 5 a.m.
Entrance ramp closed

Alternate: Take University Ave. to Metropolitan Pkwy. and turn left (Southbound). Follow Metropolitan Pkwy. to Cleveland Ave. Turn left to access I-75 Southbound or right to access I-85 Southbound.

I-85 NB at Metropolitan Pkwy. (Exit 77)
Fri. 9 p.m. - Mon. 5 a.m.
1 right lane

Alternate: Exit onto Sylvan Rd./Central Ave. (Exit 75) and turn left onto N. Central Ave. Follow N. Central Ave. to Dogwood Dr. and turn left. Dogwood Dr. becomes Metropolitan Pkwy. Continue on Metropolitan Pkwy. to University Ave. and turn right. Follow University Ave. back to I-75/85 Northbound.

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