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Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015
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Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015

(WXIA) -- The end of the holiday season means the start of another year of construction on metro Atlanta roads and highways.

Next week, drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 north in Cobb County if possible. Projects and lane closures in the area are expected to cause delays.

As in 2014, all roadwork is weather permitting.

Here are some of the projects scheduled for the first weekend and full week of the new year.

Cobb County
* Two Inner Loop and two Outer Loop lanes of I-285 will be closed between South Cobb Drive and Paces Ferry Road from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday for barrier wall installation.
* Two northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Atlanta and Paces Ferry roads from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday; 9 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday; 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday; and 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for barrier wall installation. The I-285 north on-ramp from Atlanta Road will also be closed overnight Tuesday; drivers can use Cumberland Parkway to access I-285.

Coweta County
* One northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from two miles south of Highway 34 to McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for barrier wall setting.

Fulton County
* Two westbound lanes of I-20 will be closed between McDaniel and Langhorn streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

Gwinnett County
* One northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between Pleasantdale Road and Jimmy Carter Boulevard from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly (through Monday morning) for work on the Diverging Diamond Project.

Henry County
* One northbound lane of I-75 will be closed between Hudson Bridge Road and I-675 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for drainage pipe extension in the median.

Drivers in Downtown Atlanta may run into some traffic issues near Philips Arena, where the Passion Conference will be held all weekend.

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