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Several Lanes on I-85 North at 316 Closed Due to Wreck

GDOT reports a tractor-trailer overturned damaging asphalt. Repairs have to be complete before road headed towards Lawrenceville can be reopened.

Georgia Department of Transportation report that four of the five northbound lanes of I-85 at the 316 split are closed. Only one lane is open. In a press release, GDOT officials said a tractor-trailer overturned and lost its load of prefabricated concrete walls. Crews are on site removing the wrecked vehicle and its cargo. They hope to have three lanes open by noon. A 160-feet stretch of asphalt about 12-foot wide has to be removed and replaced before it can be opened for use.

GDOT officials ask that motorists be wary of workers. Fifty-seven Georgia DOT personnel and many other motorists, passengers and contractor workers have been killed since 1973 in highway work zone accidents.

"Please help us prevent these tragedies by slowing down; being especially attentive and cautious as you pass through construction work zones; and always driving responsibly," the release reads. 

For information on the Department of Transportation, visit www.dot.ga.gov

For the latest on the roads in real time, visit Lawrenceville Patch's Commute page.

Janet Cary Perry December 14, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Wouldn't it be wonderful if traffic slowed down to the speed limit deemed safe for each stretch of the road! Weaving in and out and trying to beat the lights is a recipe for accidents - some prove to be fatal. Next one might be you or one that you love. Slow down, for Heaven's sake!

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