Traffic to be stopped for more blasting

LAWRENCEVILLE - Crews are planning to stop traffic three times this week for blasting on Interstate 85.

Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Teri Pope said, road crews are scheduled to blast about 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The work is part of the $150 million project to transform the interchange of I-85 and Ga. Highway 316.

"As blasting occurs, traffic will be stopped on the interstate for about 10 minutes," DOT District Engineer Russell McMurry said. "I-85 northbound traffic will be stopped at Steve Reynolds Boulevard, and I-85 southbound traffic will be stopped at State Route 316. Traffic on Old Norcross Road will also be stopped. Off-duty law enforcement officers will stop traffic for the blasting."

He said no other work was planned this week that would interfere with traffic.

For updates on the construction and lane closures, go to www.georgianavigator.com.