For Immediate Release:
Monday, April 17, 2017
I-20 Westbound road closure status
Two lanes are now open on I-20 Westbound
ATLANTA— Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson Natalie Dale, briefed members of the media on the status of the I-20 westbound road closures that impacted motorists earlier today. Key highlights of the briefing and detour are as follows
Georgia Department of Transportation teams are on site and have begun inspection and repairs.
Crews and contractors will begin removing concrete and excavating materials; running ground penetrating radar to inspect the stability of remaining lanes.
GDOT plans to open as many lanes as possible by 5 p.m., today.
HOV lane and adjacent lane will open no earlier than noon Tuesday.
AGL was working under a utility permit when buckling occurred.
At this time we cannot speculate as to when all lanes will be open.
I-20 westbound traffic is being diverted off the Interstate at I-285 (north or south). No traffic from either I-285 northbound or southbound is permitted to exit onto I-20 West
Drivers are reminded to plan ahead as this will create delays. For updates, visit Georgia DOT Twitter and Facebook. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org , or download the Georgia 511 app.
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