Public Hearings Set On I-285/Georgia 400 Interchange Improvements

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct three public hearings next week on its plan to reconstruct the interchange of Interstate 285 and Georgia State Route 400. Governor Nathan Deal has identified the crowded North Fulton interchange as a priority transportation infrastructure improvement project.

To that end, Georgia DOT proposes operational improvements along I-285 and SR 400 in the vicinity of the interchange including:

• Construction of barrier-separated collector-distributor lanes along I-285 and Georgia 400;

• Reconstruction of existing ramps between the two;

• Building new flyover bridges and reconstructing and widening existing bridges in the interchange area; and

• Construction of grade-separated, braided ramps (where one ramp crosses over another) in the vicinity of Ashford Dunwoody Road and Roswell Road to eliminate conflicts between traffic entering and exiting GA 400 and traffic entering and exiting the Roswell Road and Ashford Dunwoody interchanges.

On I-285, the proposed project would begin west of Roswell Road and extend to east of Ashford Dunwoody, a distance of approximately 4.3 miles. On GA 400, the proposed project would begin just south of the Glenridge Connector and extend north to the Hammond Drive interchange area, where it would tie into an adjacent, separate collector-distributor lanes project. The total length of the proposed improvements on GA 400 is approximately 1.2 miles.

The Department is seeking public comments on the proposal. The three public hearings will be held from 11 a.m., until 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 19; from 11 a.m., to 1 p.m., Thursday, August 21; and from 5 p.m., to 7 p.m., Thursday, August 21. All three hearings will be held in the gymnasium of the Dunwoody Baptist Church at 1445 Mt. Vernon Road, in Dunwoody.

Comments will be accepted at the hearing and written statements also can be submitted until September 5 to:

Ms. Hiral Patel, P.E.

State Environmental Administrator

Georgia Department of Transportation

600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

For more information on the I-285 at SR 400 Interchange Reconstruction please contact Ms. Marlo Clowers, P.E., GDOT Project Manager, at mclowers@dot.ga.gov.