DOT expects delays on eastbound Beltline Thursday

Construction between Whitney Way, Verona Road starts at 8:30 a.m.
DOT expects delays on eastbound Beltline Thursday

Department of Transportation officials said drivers should expect delays on the eastbound Beltline on Thursday.

Daytime work on the eastbound Beltline between Whitney Way and Verona Road is expected to start at 8:30 a.m., officials said. The construction work is expected to continue into Thursday night.

Construction vehicles will be regularly entering and exiting the eastbound Beltline in the work zone throughout the day, according to a release.

Officials said backups and delays are expected Thursday, especially during Thursday afternoon rush hour.

Some delays are also expected on the westbound Beltline in the area, according to the release.

Officials are encouraging drivers to plan ahead, use alternate routes and allow additional travel time Thursday.