Published on April 11th, 2016 |1
Final design begins on I-285/GA400 interchange reconstruction
The closing of financing on Friday led to the project’s final go-ahead. The deal involves the developers, the Georgia Department of Transportation and State Road and Tollway Authority.
Last December, the State Transportation Board hired North Perimeter Contractors, a consortium of three engineering and construction companies was hired by the State Transportation Board to complete the work for $460 million. The rest of the $800 million budget will cover right-of-way acquisition, preliminary work, consultant fees and administrative costs.
The project will include improvements along I-285 from one mile west of Roswell Road to just east of Ashford-Dunwoody Road and along Georgia 400 from just south of the Glenridge Connector to the Spalding Drive overpass, the construction of barrier-separated collector-distributor lanes along both highways, new flyover bridges and new connections to I-285 and existing interchanges.
The scope of the work also will require reconstructing the Abernathy Road interchange on Georgia 400 and replacing the bridge at Mount Vernon Road.
“This interchange is one of the busiest and most critical ones in the metro area,” Georgia Commissioner of Transportation Russell McMurry said. “The improvements we’re making as part of this project will improve mobility of motorists and goods through our region.”