Northbound lanes will be closed on I-75 between exits 348 and 345 near Ringgold Thursday.

The two left lanes of I-75 northbound between mile markers 348 and 347.2 will be closed from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., to allow the department’s maintenance crews to work on repairing deteriorating asphalt patches.

“Georgia DOT wants to constrict traffic flow in this area as little as possible, but delays at times are almost unavoidable,” said Kent Sager, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville. “We have made every effort to minimize the impact this maintenance operation may have on the heavy traffic on I-75 in Catoosa County.”