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How to Avoid Weekend Roadwork
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ATLANTA -- Road crews are revving their engines ahead of weekend work around Metro Atlanta, weather permitting. Here is how to avoid getting caught in the congestion.

Clayton/DeKalb/Henry: I-675 Northbound

8 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday: One rolling left lane closure between I-75 and I-285.

Take I-75 as an alternate.

DeKalb: I-20 Eastbound

9 p.m. Friday - 5 am Monday: Two left lanes closed between Exit 74 / Evans Mill Rd. and 1 mile east of Turner Hill Road.

I-20 Eastbound Alternate (North of I-20): Exit onto Panola Road and go left. Follow Panola Road to Covington Hwy. and turn right. Follow Covington Hwy. to either Turner Hill Road or Sigman Road. Turn right on either one and follow back to I-20 Eastbound.

If traffic gets bad: Exit onto Wesley Chapel Road and go left. Follow Wesley Chapel Road to S. Hairston Road and turn right. Follow S. Hairston Road to Covington Hwy. and turn right. Follow Covington Hwy. to either Turner Hill Road or Sigman Road. Turn right on either one one and follow back to I-20 Eastbound.

I-20 Eastbound Alternate (South of I-20): Exit onto Panola Road and go right. Follow Panola Road to Rock Springs Road and turn left. Follow Rock Springs to Evans Mill Road and turn left. Follow Evans Mill Road across Woodrow Drive where it becomes Mall Pkwy. Follow Mall Pkwy to Turner Hill Road and go left and follow back to I-20 Eastbound. You can also continue on Mall Parkway, which becomes Iris Drive. Follow Iris Drive to Sigman Road turn left and follow to I-20 Eastbound.

If traffic gets bad: Exiting onto Wesley Chapel Road and go right. Take a left on Snapfinger Road. Follow Snapfinger Road to Browns Mill Road and turn left. Follow Browns Mill Road to Evans Mill Road and turn left. Follow Evans Mill Road to Rockland Road and turn right. Follow Rockland Road to Turner Road and turn right. Follow Turner Road to McDaniel Mill Road and turn left. Follow McDaniel Mill Road to Iris Drive and turn right. Follow Iris Drive to Klondike Road and turn left. Follow Klondike Road back to I-20 Eastbound.

I-285 Southbound to I-20 Eastbound Alternate: Exit onto Glenwood Road. Go left onto Glenwood Road and follow to Covington Hwy. and turn right. Follow Covington Hwy. to either Turner Hill Road or Sigman Road. Turn right on either one and follow back to I-20 Eastbound.

I-285 Northbound to I-20 Eastbound Alternate: Exit onto Flat Shoals Parkway and go right. Follow Flat Shoals Parkway to Snapfinger Road and turn right. Follow Snapfinger Road to Browns Mill Road and turn left. Follow Browns Mill Road to Evans Mill Road and turn left. Follow Evans Mill Road to Rockland Road and turn right. Follow Rockland Road to Turner Road and turn right. Follow Turner Road to McDaniel Mill Road and turn left. Follow McDaniel Mill Road to Iris Drive and turn right. Follow Iris Drive to Klondike Road and turn left. Follow Klondike Road back to I-20 Eastbound.

DeKalb: I-20 Westbound

9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Sunday: One right lane closed between Wesley Chapel Road and I-285.

I-20 Westbound Alternate (North of I-20): Exit onto Panola Road and go right. Follow Panola Road to Covington Hwy. and turn left. Follow Covington Hwy. to Glenwood Road and turn left. Follow Glenwood Road either to I-285 Northbound or Southbound, or you can follow Glenwood Road to Columbia Drive and turn left and follow back to I-20 Westbound.

Additionally, one lane will be closed on the ramp from I-285 Southbound to I-20 Eastbound as the contractor works on shoulder paving in the interchange.

I-285 Southbound to I-20 Eastbound Alternate: Exit onto Glenwood Road. Go left onto Glenwood Road and follow to Covington Hwy. and turn right. Follow Covington Hwy. to either Turner Hill Road or to Sigman Road. Turn right on either one and follow back to I-20 Eastbound.

Douglas: I-20 Eastbound

9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday: Two right lanes closed between Exit 41 / Lee Road and Exit 44 / Thornton Road

I-20 Eastbound Alternate (North of I-20): Exit onto Lee Road and go left. Follow Lee Road to S. Sweetwater Road, turn left and follow to Skyview Drive and turn right. Follow Skyview Drive to Thornton Road and turn right. Follow Thornton Road back to I-20 Eastbound. 

If things get really slow: Exit onto Chapel Hill Road and turn left. Chapel Hill Road becomes Campbellton Street. Go right onto E. Broad Street (Hwy. 78). Follow Hwy. 78 Eastbound (it will change names many times but will be mostly named Bankhead Hwy or Veterans Memorial Hwy; it will also merge with Hwy. 278). Follow Hwy. 78/Hwy. 278 to Thornton Road and right. Follow Thornton Road back to I-20 Eastbound.

I-20 Eastbound Alternate (South of I-20): Exit onto Lee Road and go right and then take a left onto Monier Blvd. Follow Monier Blvd. across Mt. Vernon Road where it becomes Blair Bridge Road. Follow Blair Bridge Road to Thornton Road and turn left. Follow Thornton Road back to I-20 Eastbound. 

If things get really slow: Exit onto Fairburn Road (Hwy. 92) and go right. Follow Fairburn Road Southbound to where it crosses the river and becomes Campbellton Road SW. Follow Campbellton Road to Fulton Industrial Blvd. (Hwy. 70). Go left onto Fulton Industrial Blvd. and follow to Thornton Road and turn left. Follow Thornton Road back to I-20 Eastbound, or you can stay on Fulton Industrial Blvd. and follow it back to I-20 Eastbound.

Gwinnett 1-85 Northbound

8:30 p.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. Sunday: Up to two lanes closed between Old Peachtree Road and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

From I-85 Northbound: Exit onto Old Peachtree Road (exit 109). Go right and follow to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Go left onto Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and follow back to I-85 Northbound. You can also exit onto Old Peachtree Road, go left and follow to Satellite Blvd. Go right on Satellite Blvd. and follow to Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. Take a right on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and follow back to I-85 Northbound.

Gwinnett: S.R. 20 Eastbound/Westbound (Buford Drive)

9 p.m. - 8 a.m. Nightly until Sunday: Two right lanes closed between I-85 and Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

Take Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road as an alternate.

Paulding: Boling Bridge on S.R. 53

8 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday: Boling Bridge will closed completely.

Use State Route 369/Browns Bridge Road as an alternate.

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