I-85 near exit 53 gets repairs

Motorists who typically head down I-85 will want to be aware of some roadwork taking place beginning today on the Interstate in Jackson County.

Katie Strickland says Georgia DOT maintenance crews will be doing repair work around the Highway 53 Exit.

Crews will begin this morning at 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on I-85.

Traffic will be shifted over to the outside lane of the I-85 northbound on-ramp to allow this work to be completed safely.

Strickland says work will then shift Tuesday to SR53.

Strickland reminds motorists to please drive alert as the work requires crews to be in the travel lanes.