McDONOUGH — Starting this weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation will resurface two major roads in Henry County.
The first GDOT project involves the resurfacing of 13 miles of Interstate 75 North between exit 216, the Ga. Highway 155 interchange in Henry County, south to exit 201, the Ga. Highway 36/Barnesville-Jackson interchange.
According to a release from GDOT, work officially started two weeks ago in the southbound lanes.
The work will start Monday and is expected to run through the winter.
All work will be done in overnight shifts. From Sunday to Thursday nights, the work will be done from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day, and Friday and Saturday nights, the work will be done from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. the next day.
During the shifts, 2-mile-long lane closures will be in effect surrounding the work zones in both the northbound and southbound lanes and will move along the interstate as the crew progress.
Motorists should expect delays and are urged to be alert to signage posted in advance of the closures, as well as the orange and white barrels that will maneuver traffic into the remaining open lanes.
Drivers are encouraged to slow their speeds and be aware of the crews and their equipment when driving through the work zones.
In addition, starting on Sunday, GDOT crews will begin a project to mill and lay new asphalt on nearly 15 miles of Ga. Highway 155 from John Frank Ward Boulevard in McDonough to Panola Road in Rockdale County.
The work will be done in overnight shifts and will start at 10 p.m. Sunday. The work will conclude at 6 a.m. the next morning. For all other nights, the work will start at 8 p.m.
According to a release from GDOT, the crew will move the project along the state highway as the work progresses. Workers will close one lane of traffic in the work zone, and signage will be placed ahead of the site.
In addition, a flagging operation will be enacted, with a guide vehicle escorting groups of drivers northward or southward through the work zone on the remaining lane.
Motorists are urged to watch for the signage, to be alert to any directions from signal flaggers, and to carefully and slowly follow the guide vehicle.
The lane closures will be in effect through August.