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Blasting Along I-20 Requires Traffic Pacing for the I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project

Georgia Department of Transportation construction partners will pace traffic on I-20 eastbound and westbound to perform the controlled blasting of rock.

The blasting will take place along I-20 east and westbound, during the day, starting this week (May 20th) and continuing daily from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The blasting work and traffic pacing may occur weekdays, Monday through Thursday, for approximately 8 weeks and is necessary to allow contractors to continue construction of the new westbound auxiliary lane.

Traffic will be held at the following locations for up to approximately 15 minutes:

  • I-20 eastbound will be paced from both entrance ramps from I-285 northbound starting at the Rainbow Drive overpass
  • I-285 southbound starting at the Snapfinger Road bridge 
  • I-20 eastbound from Columbia Drive to Panola Road 
  • I-20 westbound on-ramps at Panola Road and Wesley Chapel Road will be held during this operation 

During this time, motorists should expect brief delays while traveling the corridor and are encouraged to use their preferred navigation app for alternate routes. Law enforcement will be in place to assist with traffic control during the pacing. Residents may experience brief periods of increased construction noise for the blasting.

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Advisory: Exact dates may change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are cautioned to reduce their speed while traveling through work zones, pay attention, and watch for workers. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit, or download the Georgia 511 app.