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I-285 Top-End Resurfacing Project

I-285 / I-75 Interchange Ramp Closures (Weekend of 3/15/13)

Beginning at 9PM, Friday, March 15, Georgia DOT will close several I-285/I-75 interchange ramps in Cobb County as part of the top end perimeter resurfacing project. Detours will be in place for each ramp while it is closed.


3/15: I-285 EB to I-75 NB/SB ramp
3/16: I-75 SB Loop ramp and I-75 NB ramp to I-285 EB
3/16 - 3/17: I-285 WB to I-75 NB

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Project Description

Deep milling on roadway Georgia DOT crews perform deep milling on roadway.

Georgia DOT has begun a $56 million resurfacing project on I-285.  Crews will resurface 10 miles of I-285 between Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County and Ashford Dunwoody Road in DeKalb County.

Roadwork will consist of resurfacing entrance and exit ramps in the corridor and deep-milling (excavating and replacing up to eight inches of pavement) on the I-285 mainline. Crews will also repave ramps and shoulders along project area. Also, guardrails will be repaired and installed. Work is scheduled to continue for up to one year with a completion date of August 2013. This is a joint venture of C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc., and E.R. Snell Contractor, Inc.


  • Due to budgetary constraints, the Georgia DOT has been unable to repave the top end portion of I-285 since 1994-95.
  • High traffic volume and inclement weather such as the ice storm in 2011 have caused the 10 mile stretch to become a priority during the 2012 construction season.
  • The contractors are executing a quick turnaround time in hopes of getting as much of the work completed before the winter season.

Impact on Travel

Workzone - Deep milling Motorists are encouraged to be careful and stay safe while driving through workzones

I-285 corridor accommodates nearly 250,000 vehicles daily.  Motorists should expect significant congestion and long delays – especially on weekends. Travelers are strongly urged to utilize the alternatives of eastside I-285, I-85, Georgia 400 (tolled) and I-75.

Workzone Safety

Motorists are advised to do the following when traveling in the workzone:

  • Slow down
  • Be courteous to fellow drivers
  • Focus solely on driving
  • Exercise extreme  caution. 

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