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Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

Coweta County
* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

Morrow police chief fired


MORROW, Ga. -- Morrow's police chief has been fired after less than five months on the job.

City Council member Larry Ferguson confirmed to 11Alive that Melvin Douglas Jr. was terminated on Thursday. No reason was given for the move.

Douglas was appointed police chief in late August.

Police ID bodies found in Clayton County


CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – Clayton County police have identified two people killed in a suspected murder-suicide.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found near a warehouse on Tradeport Drive Sunday afternoon.

Police have identified the victims as 25-year-old Cedric Ryce and 26-year-old Sheneika Freeman.

Authorities say they only found one weapon at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

The weekend roadwork is spreading

The weekend roadwork is spreading

(WXIA) -- As 2015 rolls on, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will roll too -- to sites across metro Atlanta, where they will work on weekend road projects. (At least it will be sunny!)

This weekend, drivers are encouraged to avoid travel on the west side of Interstate 20 and the east side of I-285, if possible. Delays and lane closures are expected in both areas. All work is weather permitting.

Some of the scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
* 2 eastbound lanes of I-285 will be closed at I-75 Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for bridge joint repairs.

DeKalb/Fulton counties
* 3 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

(WXIA) -- Weekends in metro Atlanta guarantee one thing: construction projects on highways and major roads.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be hard at work on several streets, mostly in Fulton County.

Drivers are asked to be courteous and cautious when traveling through impacted areas. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

I-20
* Two westbound lanes will be closed between McDaniel and Langhorn streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.
* One eastbound lane will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

I-285
* Two northbound lanes will be closed between I-85 and Washington Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Clayton County Career Center moving to College Park

Clayton County Career Center moving to College Park

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor will soon move its Clayton County Career Center from Jonesboro to College Park.

The new career center will open Monday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. It will be located at 1630 Phoenix Boulevard, just south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The GDOL said moving the Clayton County Career Center to College Park will reduce costs and consolidate services with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitationa Agency, which is aleady housed in the building.

Clayton County's current career center on Mount Zion Parkway will shut down at the end of the workday on Friday, Jan. 23. The GDOL operates career centers in Covington, Decatur, Downtown Atlanta, Griffin and Newnan; residents who typically use the Clayton County center can visit any of the other centers during the transition.

Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015

Weekend roadwork gets off to slow start in 2015

(WXIA) -- The end of the holiday season means the start of another year of construction on metro Atlanta roads and highways.

Next week, drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 north in Cobb County if possible. Projects and lane closures in the area are expected to cause delays.

As in 2014, all roadwork is weather permitting.

Here are some of the projects scheduled for the first weekend and full week of the new year.