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Weekend traffic: All delays are weather permitting
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Weekend traffic: All delays are weather permitting

(WXIA) -- Crews will continue working on the usual road projects this weekend -- as long as the weather cooperates.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is also warning drivers of heavier traffic than normal, due to school systems beginning their spring breaks.

"We apologize for the delays, and there will be big delays," GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a release. "We understand that this is a spring break for some folks, but so are the next three or four weekends."

Weekend work begins at 10 p.m. Friday on the Interstate 85/Georgia 400 Interchange. Four left lanes of I-85 south from a half-mile north of Clairmont Road to North Druid Hills Road will be closed between midnight and 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and from midnight to 5 a.m. Monday.

Pringle said all lanes will reopen Monday at 5 a.m. The closures are due to overhead sign replacements.

On I-285 in both directions between Cobb Parkway and Peachtree Dunwoody Road, three lanes will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for sign work.

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

Rolling lane closures for highway sweeping can be expected on:

* Ga. 400 south in Forsyth County
* I-85 (both directions) in Gwinnett County
* I-985 north in Gwinnett County
* I-985 south in Hall County
* I-20 (both directions) in Newton County
* I-85 (both directions) in Coweta County
* I-75 (both directions) in Henry County
* I-75 (both directions) in Bartow County
* I-575 south in Cherokee County
* I-75 south in Cherokee County

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