LAWRENCEVILLE - Construction at the Wayne Shackelford Interchange of Interstate 85 and Ga. Highway 316 will reach another milestone tonight, when lanes for the northbound collector-distributor system open to drivers.

The lanes, which parallel I-85, allow drivers to travel short distances without entering the interstate and separate drivers who plan to exit the highway.

Before the $147 million reconstruction project, collector-distributor lanes ran parallel to I-85 from Boggs Road to Old Peachtree Road. The move overnight tonight will add six miles to that route.

The southbound CD system extension opened last October.

According to a press release, crews are planning to begin at 8:30 p.m. closing the outside lane of I-85 north from Pleasant Hill Road to Boggs Road to finish asphalt work and striping. The lanes will open at some point later in the night or early Saturday morning.