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Repairs likely to cause I-985 delays this week

BUFORD -- Crews repairing damaged concrete slabs will cause traffic delays on Interstate 985 this week, officials said.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be removing and replacing three slabs on I-985 northbound, about a mile north of the Interstate 85 split. Work is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the right lane closed for about a mile.

DOT district engineer Todd McDuffie said the repairs "will likely back up traffic to I-85."

"Our maintenance crew will work diligently to get the work done and get out of the road before the evening commute begins," McDuffie said.

No work is planned for I-985 southbound.