Interstate lane closures begin Wednesday, October 28

Work starts Wednesday, October 28, on interstate concrete rehabilitation in north Henry and Clayton Counties. The project on Interstate 75 extends between the Walt Stephens Road overpass / mile 226 and state route 54 / mile 233 for a distance of six miles.

Moving Henry Forward first referenced the project in February 2020. Since then, Georgia DOT awarded a contract for the work in July to Webber, LLC of The Woodlands, TX in the amount of $15,420,200.00. The contract completion date is June 30, 2021.

Photo of I-75 northbound before I-675 (Georgia DOT photo)
(Georgia DOT photo)

The project is restricted to overnight hours. Lane closures may occur during the following hours weather permitting:

Northbound Lanes
  • Each night except Friday: Single lane closures start at 7:00 p.m. and increase to double lane closures from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the next day
  • Friday: Single lane closures start at 8:00 p.m. and increase to double lane closures from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning
Southbound Lanes
  • Weeknights: Single lane closures start at 8:00 p.m. and increase to double lane closures from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the next day, with single lane closures then continuing to noon
  • Saturday: Double lane closures start at 7:00 p.m. and continue to 8:00 a.m. Sunday, with single lane closures then going until 10:00 a.m.
  • Sunday: Double lane closures start at 7:00 p.m. and continue to 8:00 a.m. Monday, with single lane closures then going until noon

All drivers should expect back-ups during the overnight work hours. For help with alternate routes, professional operators are available for information and advice through the free *511Georgia program. Motorists can also download the free NaviGator app for both Apple and Android devices. The NaviGator program provides real-time data regarding traffic on all of Georgia’s interstate highways.

Photo of tractor-trailer off-road at I-75 South at I-675 (Georgia DOT photo)
(Georgia DOT photo)
Repairing the “slide” at I-675

As part of this project, full depth replacement of the concrete will take place on the outside shoulder, outside and middle lanes of I-75 South where it crosses under and curves to merge with I-675. The full depth replacement will allow for the curve to be regraded improving water runoff during rainy weather.

Many longtime followers of the page are familiar with the frequent tractor-trailer slides that occur in this area causing extensive hours-long traffic delays. The concrete rehabilitation project aims to correct this issue.

Portions of this article were copied from the Georgia DOT press release