Boggs Road exit to close temporarily

LAWRENCEVILLE - Finishing a road system that will allow some drivers to skip Ga. Highway 316 will cause one of the road's exits to be closed for at least two months and the highway to be detoured for about five hours.

The detour for Ga. Highway 316 eastbound will take drivers up to Sugarloaf Parkway on Interstate 85, then to Ga. 316, from midnight to 5 a.m. Friday.

The ramp from Ga. 316 eastbound to Boggs Road will be closed for two to three months beginning Thursday while Georgia Department of Transportation workers finish the collector-distributor lanes along I-85.

That ramp is in the path of the new lanes, GDOT spokeswoman Teri Pope said.

Pope said when the ramp reopens in May, the collector-distributor lanes will also be operational. During the construction, traffic on Ga. 316 eastbound will not be impacted past Riverside Parkway.

Once the system is finished, drivers can get on at Pleasant Hill Road and get off at Boggs Road, Sugarloaf Parkway or Ga. Highway 120 without getting on I-85. The system is intended to aid traffic flow by keeping some drivers off the highway.

The detour to get to Boggs Road for traffic from Ga. Highway 316 eastbound will be to stay on I-85 until exit 107, Ga. Highway 120. Drivers can then take Ga. 120 to Breckinridge Boulevard to Boggs Road.

Lanes will also be closed on Ga. 316 this week between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. so the Boggs Road bridge can be painted.

For more information about the project or to get real-time traffic and travel information statewide, call 511 or see www.511ga.org.