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I-985 improvements, lane closures start July 6
Work expected to take five months
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Work is expected to begin in less than a week to improve the concrete on both directions of Interstate 985. A combination of daytime and nighttime lane closures are expected. - photo by Erin O. Smith

Work is expected to begin Wednesday to improve the concrete on both directions of Interstate 985.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said work will begin at I-85/I-985 interchange in Buford and extend all the way into Gainesville.

The work has an estimated five-month timetable for completion, weather-permitting.

The work will replace damaged concrete slabs on I-985.

A combination of daytime and nighttime lane closures are expected. Nighttime lane closures will begin July 6 on the northbound lanes of I-985 between Flowery Branch and Gainesville from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day, according to a DOT press release.

Georgia Bridge and Concrete LLC of Tucker and Kiewit Infrastructure Southern Company of Peachtree City were awarded the contracts for projects along the road.

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