Major Projects by Interstate
I-20 East: Collector Distributor Lanes (DeKalb)
I-285 to Panola Road
This is an operational improvement project on I-20 Eastbound to construct a Collector-Distributor (CD) system of “sorting lanes” designed to lessen the congestion of traffic entering I-20 from I-285 and exiting at Wesley Chapel Road.
The $31 million project adds two new eastbound lanes parallel to and on the south side of I-20. The 4.8 mile CD system will stretch from I-285 to Panola Road in DeKalb County. The system is designed to improve mobility and safety in the corridor by reducing the “weave” of motorists on the Interstate as they approach exit ramps. The CD lanes will be separated from the Interstate by concrete barriers. Improvements will also be made to ramps from I-285 to Panola Road.
C.W. Matthews Contracting Company Inc. is the contractor. The project will be constructed by Design-Build and is scheduled for August 2013 completion.
Lindbergh HOV Ramps Closed on I-85 (Fulton)
The HOV ramps have been closed along I-85 at Lindbergh Drive. The on and off ramps will be closed to construct a bridge foundation as part of the SR 400/I-85 Interchange project. The ramps are scheduled to reopen by July 15, 2013.
Impact on Travel
Motorists should utilize Cheshire Bridge Road to access the Lindbergh MARTA Station. As the project progresses, lane closures on I-85 and SR 400, as well as on the arterial roadways in the area including Buford Highway, Cheshire Bridge Road, and Sidney Marcus Boulevard should be expected, particularly in the overnight hours.
The project reconstructs the interchange of SR 400 and I-85 by providing connector ramps from 400 southbound to I-85 northbound and from I-85 southbound to 400 northbound. As part of the project, a pedestrian trail will be constructed from Cheshire Bridge Road to Lenox Road, including a bridge across the North Fork Peachtree Creek. This is a Design-Build project and is funded entirely from SRTA Toll Revenue Bonds.
I-285 Resurfacing Project (Cobb/DeKalb)
Georgia DOT will resurface 10 miles of I-285 between Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County and Ashford Dunwoody Road in DeKalb County.
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