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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.

Bobbi Kristina suffers seizures

Bobbi Kristina suffers seizures

Bobbi Kristina Brown's perilous medical condition changed briefly but not for the better: She suffered seizures when doctors attempted to wean her off drugs that had put her in a medically induced coma.

She's still in a coma in an Atlanta hospital, still fighting for her life following the seizures, a source close to the situation but unauthorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY.

Last week, doctors removed her breathing tube, a standard procedure performed after time to prevent infections, protect the vocal cords and keep the lungs clear of fluid.

Jordan S. Josephson, an ENT specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital, told USA TODAY the tracheostomy procedure is typically done when people are expected to be on a ventilator for more than a couple of days.

There have been no official comments from her family or their lawyers.

Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend sounds off on Twitter


Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, has taken to Twitter to lash out at her family.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, has been in a medically induced coma since being found unresponsive in a tub on Jan. 31.

Over the weekend, Gordon's attorney said in a series of statements that Gordon had been prohibited from visiting Bobbi Kristina Brown in the hospital -- a claim Bobby Brown's attorney denied.

Lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend prohibited from hospital visits


Bobby Brown's attorney once again denied Nick Gordon's assertion that he was prevented from visiting Bobbi Kristina Brown in the hospital.

Bobbi Kristina Brown is the 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. She has been in a medically-induced coma since being found unresponsive face-down in a tub on Jan. 31. She is being treated at Emory University Hospital.

On Sunday, Gordon's attorney, Randall Kessler, released a statement saying:

Bobby Brown has consistently prohibited Nick, who Bobbi Kristina would want by her side, from being there. Per his own words, Mr. Brown has only "offered an opportunity to potentially meet with Bobbi Kristina" if Nick were to meet certain conditions, conditions that we, his attorneys, have advised him not to meet, particularly in light of Mr. Brown's inability to guarantee access.

Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend was offered hospital visit, attorney says


Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend has declined the chance to visit her in the hospital, Bobby Brown's attorney said.

In a statement released Saturday, Christopher Brown, Bobby's Brown attorney, blasted media reports of Bobbi Kristina Brown, saying, "The numerous fictional reporting involving Bobbi Kristina continues and Bobby Brown's request for privacy clearly has not been heard by all members of the media. Unfortunately, sensationalism remains high as various news affiliates appear determined to undermine the criminal investigation with its erroneous reporting."

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Bobbi Kristina Brown prepared to be taken out of medical coma: source


(NBC) -- Doctors caring for Bobbi Kristina Brown inserted a tracheostomy tube in her throat on Wednesday to prevent any infection from her breathing tube, a source close to the family told NBC News. The family ultimately wants to remove her from the medically induced coma she was placed in since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31. But the source said she must first be weaned off of the coma medication. Her overall condition, however, remains unchanged.

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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.