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Improvements Planned for I-285 and SR 400

November 20, 2014
Cars travel down the highway.

Georgia drivers are no strangers to the frustration of interstate traffic. Extended commute time on I-285 and SR 400 can easily turn a good day into a frustrating one for anyone on the roads. The Georgia Department of Transportation is looking to fix this.

What's the plan?

The GDOT have announced its plans for improving the safety and traffic congestion for both 285 and 400, with construction starting in 2016. It will last about 42 months. These new improvements will include flyover ramps, collector-distributor lanes and widening of existing bridges, as well as a new environmental assessment that will be completed for the project.

Where will the changes be?

The improvements are planned to be along I-285 from west of Roswell Road in Fulton County all the way to east of Ashford-Dunwoody Road in DeKalb County — about about 4.3 miles. For SR 400, the construction will stretch from the Glenridge Connector to Spalding Drive — around 6 miles.

How much will they cost?

The overall cost of these projects will total $1.056 billion, with part of the cost being financed by a private entity who will be paid back over a period of years after construction wraps.

How can I find out more about this?

GDOT will hold public open hearings in February 2015 regarding these upcoming projects. For more information on these plans, check out the GDOT website.

About the Author

A Georgia native, Rachael Wheeler works as a Blogger for GeorgiaGov. She writes about a variety of current topics relevant to the Georgia government.

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