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Another weekend of minimal road construction
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Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

The 79th annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival will also be held this weekend, which could create some backups around Piedmont Park. Atlanta Alive Trafficologist Crash Clark has a secret to finding easy parking for the festival.

Weather could have an impact on traffic, especially Friday evening, when storms are expected to roll through Georgia. Atlanta Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil has your weekend forecast.

Here are a few of the small road projects on GDOT's weekend calendar.

Austell Road: One lane will be closed between South Cobb Drive and the Fulton County line from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday for resurfacing.

Freedom Parkway: One lane will be closed between Jackson Street and Boulevard from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for demolition.

Memorial Drive: One lane will be closed between Moreland Avenue and Wilkinson Drive, and between East Lake Drive and Candler Road Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

South Cobb Drive: One lane will be closed between Austell Road and I-285 from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday for resurfacing.

U.S. 41 (Cobb Parkway): Various closures will occur between Northgate Drive and Paces Mill Road from 7 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday for paving.

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