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Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

Several surface streets impacted by weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Interstate 20 will bear the brunt of this weekend's roadwork, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Drivers are asked to avoid nonessential travel on I-20, as road projects will require lane closures that will likely result in delays.

A number of surface streets will also be impacted by construction crews.

As always, all work is weather permitting. Get this weekend's forecast.

Cobb/Fulton counties: I-285
2 northbound lanes will be closed between Bolton and South Atlanta roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Coweta County: I-85
1 southbound lane will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Defense rests case in APS cheating trial

Defense rests case in APS cheating trial

The defense rested its case in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal trial on Tuesday.

Judge Jerry Baxter announced closing arguments will begin on March 19.

Jurors have listened to testimony for six months now. The trial began back in August 2014.

Twelve former APS educators are accused of cheating on standardized tests in 2009.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Atlanta home used as MLK's in 'Selma' hits the market

Atlanta home used as MLK's in 'Selma' hits the market

The home where Martin Luther King Jr. planned his historic Selma-to-Montgomery march is for sale — or at least, the movie version is.

For $499,000, you can buy the bungalow in Atlanta that portrayed the "Jackson house" in the Oscar-nominated film "Selma." It has five bedrooms and three baths, plus an office with its own private entrance. A spacious master suite includes a claw-foot bathtub, and the home has a covered porch.

The listing includes photos showing how the home looks now and how it was staged for the movie, in which Kent Faulcon plays dentist and MLK friend Sullivan "Sully" Jackson and Niecy Nash plays his wife, Richie Jean Jackson.

Boy found dead in 1999 still unidentified

Boy found dead in 1999 still unidentified

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Sixteen years after a young boy was found dead in DeKalb County, investigators still do not know his name.

The child's remains were discovered Feb. 26, 1999 in a wooded area behind a small church cemetery on Clifton Springs Road. Police believe he'd been dead several months before he was found.

Experts say the boy was between 5 and 7 years old, black, about 4 feet tall and 50 pounds. He was wearing a long-sleeve hooded pullover sweatshirt, a blue and white plaid sweater, blue jeans and brown suede Timberland boots, size 11.

An investigation determined the child likely came from the region that emcompasses metro Atlanta, south Georgia and parts of north Florida.

Anyone with information about the unidentified boy is asked to call the DeKalb County Medical Examiner at 404-508-3500 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.