Georgia DOT Springs into Action with Upcoming Construction in Metro Atlanta

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

It’s springtime in Georgia which means the gearing up for resurfacing season and non-stop construction in the metro Atlanta area. Motorists should expect heavy traffic delays.

Construction will continue on the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project on I-75 and I-575 scheduled for completion this summer. Ongoing construction will include the completion of Express Lanes north of Windy Hill Road. Additional work of NWC includes:

  • The bridge widening on I-75 southbound over the I-285 eastbound collector distributor lanes; and

  • Express Lane Bridge over I-75 southbound lanes (just south of Windy Hill Road) will be the final major bridge to be completed. 

In addition to the Northwest Corridor project, in the coming months motorists should expect the construction of the Transform 285/400 project, which is designed to help reduce traffic congestion and enhance safety in the area near the I-285/SR 400 interchange in metro Atlanta. Work will include:

  • Permanent flex lane closure on SR 400 northbound and southbound from Abernathy Road to Pitts Road.

  • Interchange detours while crews complete bridge work.

  • Mount Vernon Highway bridge construction and the placing bridge beams; and

  • A commercial vehicle detour at Mount Vernon Highway and Barfield Road which began on March 19 and will last approximately eight weeks for utility relocation.

Other metro Atlanta projects include:

  • Resurfacing of a two-mile stretch of SR 6/Camp Creek Parkway from Butner Road to North Commerce Drive in Fulton County; project began on April 2;

  • Reconstruction of the Atlanta Road Bridge over I-285 in Cobb County;

  • Ramp meter installation at interchanges on I-20 on the west side of Atlanta at Six Flags Drive;

  • Ongoing bridge work on I-285 at Flat Shoals Road; and

  • The upcoming DDI project at I-285 and SR 6/Camp Creek Parkway; construction proposed to begin this summer.

 How to prepare for upcoming construction:

  • Plan ahead. Before you get into your car – call 511 or visit for real-time information about statewide road conditions.

  • Drive Alert and Arrive Alive – always buckle up, stay off the phone and no texting, and drive alert with no distractions.

  • Obey the rules in work zones – Pay Attention, Slow Down, and Watch for Workers. Keep in mind that work zones are not always stationary.