Windy Hill Road lane shift at 1-75 overpass begins Jan. 30
Beginning Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, the eastbound travel lanes on Windy Hill Road at the I-75 overpass will shift further right along the south side of the bridge as crews barricade the center of the roadway for construction of walls and sidewalk.
The lane shift will be in place until mid-March 2017, after which the lane configuration for eastbound traffic across the I-75 bridge will be two through lanes and one left turn lane to I-75 North. Construction work in the area will take place weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Windy Hill Road EB Ramp to I-285 WB Weekend Closure
Beginning Sept. 30, 2016, the ramp from Windy Hill Road eastbound to I-285 westbound will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Oct. 3, 2016, for work on the Windy Ridge Parkway Bridge project. Drivers looking to take the westbound ramp to I-285 will be directed to I-75 southbound. Message signs, as well as a Cobb County police officer, will be in place to announce the ramp closure and redirect motorists. The ramp from Windy Hill Road to I-75 southbound will remain open.
Windy Hill Road lane closure at I-75 overpass to cause significant delays and congestion
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, the right lane for eastbound travel on Windy Hill Road at the I-75 overpass will close indefinitely as the westbound lane on the north side of the bridge reopens. This 24-hour lane closure will cause significant traffic congestion and delays at different times throughout the day. Following this traffic shift, the lane configuration for eastbound traffic across the I-75 bridge will be two through lanes and one left turn lane to I-75 North. Construction work in the area will take place weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drivers are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes.
Major left turn traffic change coming to section of Windy Hill Road corridor
After Aug. 22, 2016, motorists traveling along Windy Hill Road will no longer have access to the center turn lane, from U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway to Circle 75 Parkway, while the lane is permanently closed and converted into a raised median. Motorists will be able to make left-hand turns only at signalized intersections.
The lane-to-median conversion along the heavily-traveled, half-mile stretch of road is one of the $48 million traffic and safety improvement projects along the 1.43-mile stretch of Windy Hill Road, from U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway to Powers Ferry Road.
The biggest change for drivers, besides the closure of the center lane, is making controlled, but safe, left-hand turns only at signalized intersections. Left-hand turns, along this section of Windy Hill Road, will be accessible at Windy Hill Village Shopping Center, North Park Place and South Park Place.
Utility relocation will create numerous, periodic lane closures on Windy Hill Road. In general, utility work is continuing throughout the entire corridor.
Construction continues on several retaining walls. Expect lane closures and delays at these retaining wall sites between U.S. 41 and I-75 as well as at Windy Hill Road and Interstate North Parkway.
For specific work dates and times, as well as anticipated traffic affects, please see our Roadway & Traffic page weekly travel advisory and construction updates.
(Updated February 2017)