The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising motorists in Northwest Georgia of a lane closure on I-75 between Exits 345 and 348, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.

The right lane of I-75 northbound between mile markers 344 and 345.7 will be closed Friday from 9:30a.m.until 1:30 p. m., to allow the Department’s maintenance crews to work on repairing deteriorating asphalt patches. This maintenance operation and the lane closures it necessitates are weather permitting and subject to change.

“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.

Working in phases; informing the public in advance of this operation; and scheduling the lane closures after the morning rush hour, and reopening these lanes before the evening rush hour are only a few examples of these efforts,” he added.

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other road project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather.

GA DOT / Calhoun Times