Public hearings set for I-285/Ga. 400 improvements

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

To that end, GDOT proposes operational improvements along I-285 and Ga. 400 in the vicinity of the interchange including:

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

• Reconstruction of existing ramps between the two;

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

• 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 two remaining public hearings will be on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 5 to 7 p.m. Both hearings will be in the gymnasium of the Dunwoody Baptist Church at 1445 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody.

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

Hiral Patel

State Environmental Administrator

Georgia Department of Transportation

600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor

Atlanta, Ga. 30308

For more information on the I-285 at Ga. 400 interchange reconstruction, contact Marlo Clowers, GDOT project manager, at mclowers@dot.ga.gov.

RN-8-20