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I-85 lane closures continue as HOT lane work progresses

Photo by Brent Taylor

Photo by Brent Taylor

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The installation of overhead signage for new toll lanes on Interstate 85 is almost complete, but the continuing work will require some lane closures this week in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Through Wednesday, the HOV lane on I-85 north will be closed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. from north of Beaver Ruin Road to Steve Reynolds Boulevard.

On Thursday, the HOV lane will be closed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on I-85 north and between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on I-85 south from the Old Norcross Road overpass to Duluth Highway.

Overnight closures planned through Thursday on I-85 south will close the right lane from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Jimmy Carter Boulevard to Steve Reynolds Boulevard. Crews will be installing the conduit, cabling, antennas, cameras and other equipment that will operate the tolling network, the DOT said in a news release.

On Thursday night, a second work zone is planned along I-85 south that will close three right lanes from Beaver Ruin Road to Steve Reynolds Boulevard. Crews will be installing new signage from Boggs Road to Sugarloaf Parkway.

The HOV lane of I-85 south will be closed overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday from Interstate 285 to Jimmy Carter Boulevard.