Atlanta, Georgia – Starting this past Sunday, January 21, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) plans to shut down the shoulder of Interstate 285 westbound. This closure, stretching from Long Island Drive to just beyond Mt. Vernon Highway, will last around three months if everything goes as planned and the weather permits construction activities.
Extra lane to be added
The reason for this is to build an extra lane on the westbound side, and the work might take longer if needed. This project will add an auxiliary lane between Roswell Road and Riverside Drive, and also includes rebuilding the bridge over I-285 at Mt. Vernon Highway.
The schedule might change depending on the weather. Drivers might see more lane and ramp closures, and traffic could be slowed down in the area. People driving there should be ready for delays, drive carefully, slow down near the construction, and watch out for workers.
For the latest updates on the construction and traffic, you can call 511, visit the website 511ga.org, or use the Georgia 511 app.
This construction is part of a bigger project called the I-285 Advanced Improvement Project. It’s part of the Major Mobility Investment Program in Georgia, aiming to increase road capacity, improve how trucks move around, make driving more efficient and safer, and reduce travel times.
Additional project information is available at I-285 Westbound Auxiliary Lane Extension (arcgis.com).