Lane and Road Closures and Special Alerts

Impacting Your Drive around Sandy Springs

  • Through Sept 21, 2018: Stormwater repairs at 465 Bridges Creek Trail - Intermittent lane closures are planned.

  • Stormwater repairs begin Sept 28 at 130 Blenheim Pl and 83 Long Island Pl. Intermittent lane closures will occur.   
  • A lane closure is required on Glenridge Dr (approx 0.15 miles north of Abernathy) for geotechnical investigations. A lane closure is needed beginning Sept 20.  (Lane closures are between 9a - 4 p)

  • Coming Soon: The Powers Ferry Bridge over Nancy Creek will close for construction to replace the bridge.  The construction limits are from south of Pineland Rd to approximately 250 feet north of the existing bridge.  All streets will be open to local traffic. Both pedestrians and motorists should plan alternative routes. 

  • Road improvements underway at Morgan Falls Road at Overlook Park.  Road is open, but please watch for construction vehicles and workers.

  • Through September: Georgia DOT construction partners are conducting flagging operations on Lake Forest Drive from Allen Road to Northwood Drive, Mon-Fri, from 7 am to 6 pm. The sidewalk of Lake Forrest Dr will be maintained.

  • Through December 2018: GDOT will conduct traffic pacing on I-285 eastbound and westbound, and on Perimeter Center Parkway Monday – Friday, 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. as granite blasting is conducted. Traffic on Perimeter Center Parkway, from Lake Hearn Drive to Hammond Drive will be stopped before and during the blasting operation.  

  • Beginning in October: Long-term lane closure on Peachtree Dunwoody, SB at Glenridge as part of the Transform 285/400 project.

WHERE TO PARK FOR THE SANDY SPRINGS FESTIVAL

2018-09-22 - Parking at City Springs

  • Sandy Springs Festival | Sept 22-23 – Road Closures:
    • Mt. Vernon Highway
      • From Sandy Springs Circle east to Galambos Way beginning Friday, Sept. 21 at 1:00 p.m.
      • Mt. Vernon Highway will reopen after the Home by Dark concert at City Springs on Sunday, Sept. 23
    • Hilderbrand Drive:
      • From SS Circle east to the Blue Stone Lofts parking lot beginning Friday, Sept. 21 at 10:00 a.m.
      • Access to businesses on Hilderbrand will be permitted from Sandy Springs Circle until 6:00 p.m.
      • Hilderbrand will reopen by 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
    • Blue Stone Road:
      • From the Blue Stone Lofts parking lot north to City Springs beginning Friday, Sept. 21 at 10:00 a.m.
      • Only local residents and business employees will be permitted on Blue Stone Road.
      • Blue Stone will reopen by 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
    • South Lot at NE corner of Blue Stone Road
      • All tiers beginning Friday, Sept. 21 at 10:00 a.m.
      • The south tiered lot will reopen by 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
    • Mt. Vernon Hwy between Lake Forest Drive and Sandy Springs Circle from Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., or once all runners have passed.

                 Sandy Springs Place and Sandy Springs Circle will remain open all weekend.

 

Resurfacing and Deep Mill Patching - PAVE ON

All work is weather dependent. Work hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a - 4 p.  Expect lane closures in the work zones. 

 

Sandy Springs Traffic Watch Map 

 

Looking for Commute Alternatives:

Your Commute - Your Choice

 

Upcoming Weekend Closures & Activity from the GA Dept of Transportation

Metro Lane Closures:    Statewide Lane Closures:     Special Events:  

Remember Georgia's new Hands Free Law! 

Transform  285/400 PROJECT:

Upcoming Closures:

Start Date

End Date

Location

Start Time

End Time

Traffic Impact

9/14/18

 

9/16/18

Barfield Road northbound at Abernathy Road eastbound

7 a.m.

7 p.m.

One right turn lane

 

9/15/18

 

9/16/18

SR 400 northbound and southbound from Lenox Road to Northridge Road

6 a.m.

10 a.m.

Traffic Pacing:

All lanes

9/15/18

 

9/16/18

SR 400 southbound entrance ramp to Abernathy Road

7 a.m.

7 p.m.

One right lane

9/15/18

 

9/16/18

Abernathy Road westbound from Glenlake Parkway to Glenridge Drive

7 a.m.

7 p.m.

Two right lanes

9/15/18

9/16/18

I-285 westbound from Glenridge Drive to Roswell Road

7 a.m.

6 p.m.

One right lane

9/17/18

9/21/18

Lake Forrest Drive northbound and southbound from Allen Road to Northwood Drive

7 a.m.

6 p.m.

Flagging

Operations

 

9/18/18

 

9/18/18

I-285 eastbound from Roswell Road to Perimeter Center Parkway

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing:

All lanes

 

9/18/18

 

9/18/18

I-285 westbound from Chamblee Dunwoody Road to Perimeter Center Parkway

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing:

All lanes

 

9/18/18

 

9/18/18

Perimeter Center Parkway from Lake Hearn to Hammond Drive

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing:

All lanes

 

9/21/18

 

9/21/18

I-285 eastbound from Roswell Road to Perimeter Center Parkway

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing:

All lanes

 

9/21/18

 

9/21/18

I-285 westbound from Chamblee Dunwoody Road to Perimeter Center Parkway

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing:

All lanes

 

9/21/18

 

9/21/18

Perimeter Center Parkway from Lake Hearn to Hammond Drive

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing:

All lanes

 

Upcoming Overnight Closures:

Start Date

End Date

Location

Start Time

End Time

Traffic Impact

 

9/14/18

 

9/15/18

I-285 eastbound and westbound from the Lake Forrest Drive underpass to east of Ashford Dunwoody Road

8 p.m.

6 a.m.

Alternately one right and left lane

 

9/14/18

 

9/15/18

SR 400 northbound and southbound from the Glenridge Connector to Pitts Road

8 p.m.

6 a.m.

Alternately one right and left lane

 

9/14/18

 

9/15/18

SR 400 northbound from Johnson Ferry to Hammond Drive

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Alternately two right and two left lanes

 

 

 

 

9/14/18

 

 

 

 

9/15/18

I-285 eastbound entrance ramp to SR 400 northbound; Motorists traveling on I-285 eastbound to SR 400 northbound should continue on I-285 eastbound and exit on Ashford Dunwoody Road. Turn left onto Ashford Dunwoody Road then left onto the I-285 westbound entrance ramp. Motorists should continue on I-285 westbound and exit on SR 400 northbound.

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Detour and Ramp Closure

 

 

 

9/14/18

 

 

 

9/15/18

SR 400 northbound entrance ramp to I-285 westbound; SR 400 northbound to I-285 westbound should continue on SR 400 northbound and exit at Abernathy Road to Sandy Springs (5B). Continue on Abernathy Road to SR 400 southbound and take the exit to I-285 westbound

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Detour and Ramp Closure

9/16/18

9/20/18

Glenridge Drive southbound at I-285

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

One right lane

9/17/18

9/18/18

Peachtree Dunwoody Road northbound from Lake Hearn Drive to I-285

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

One right lane

 

 

 

9/17/18

 

 

 

9/19/18

SR 400 southbound entrance ramp to I-285 eastbound; Motorists traveling on SR 400 southbound to I-285 eastbound will be detoured to continue on SR 400 southbound and exit at the Glenridge Connector. Motorists will then take SR 400 northbound and exit on I-285 eastbound.

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Detour and ramp closure

9/17/18

9/20/18

I-285 eastbound from Glenridge Drive to Chamblee Dunwoody Road

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Two right lanes

9/17/18

9/20/18

I-285 westbound from Chamblee Dunwoody Road to Glenridge Drive

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Two right lanes

9/17/18

9/18/18

Peachtree Dunwoody Road southbound from I-285 to Lake Hearn Drive

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

One right lane

 

 

 

 

9/19/18

 

 

 

 

 

9/20/18

Mount Vernon Highway from Barfield Road to Peachtree Dunwoody Road; Motorists traveling on Mount Vernon Highway eastbound should turn left on Barfield Road/Mercedes Drive and turn right on Abernathy Road. Motorists should continue on Abernathy Road then turn left onto Mount Vernon Highway. Motorists traveling on Mount Vernon Highway westbound should turn right on Abernathy Road, left on Barfield Road/Mercedes Drive then turn right on Mount Vernon Highway.

9 p.m.

9 a.m.

Detour and ramp closure

  

The Transform 285/400 project is a major interchange reconstruction project with the bonus of collector-distributor lanes*  on both SR 400 and I-285 and various bridge improvements throughout the project limits. One of the bridge improvements includes widening and lengthening the Mount Vernon Highway bridge over SR 400.


The new bridge will widen the current two-lane bridge to a four-lane bridge with a median, bike lanes, and sidewalks.

What to Expect Next?

Construction of the new bridge will take place in three phases. 
•    Phase 1: Construction on the north side of the bridge. 
•    Phase 2: After the north half of the bridge is complete, traffic will switch to the new bridge. Crews will begin demolishing the old bridge.
•    Phase 3: Crews will construct the south side of the bridge next to the new north section. The bridge is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020.  

The bridge will remain open throughout construction and pedestrian access will be maintained. Motorists should expect nightly lane closures on Mount Vernon Highway and SR 400 with periodic daytime lane and shoulder closures. 

If you have questions about the Mount Vernon Highway bridge replacement or any other aspect of the Transform 285/400 project, please contact the project team through email, transform285400@dot.ga.gov, or call (404)-609-4609.

Note: all dates are subject to change 

   

 

Five Things You Need to Know:

  1. Contractors will widen Mount Vernon Highway bridge from two to four lanes.
  2. The new lanes on the north side will be built alongside the existing bridge. Later, traffic will shift to the new bridge and the southern side of the bridge will be constructed.
  3. A new median will separate the lanes on Mount Vernon Highway from Barfield Road to Crestline Parkway.
  4. The bridge will remain open with periodic daytime and nighttime closures on Mount Vernon Highway and SR 400.
  5. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout construction and the new bridge will have 10-foot wide sidewalks on each side and five-foot-wide bike lanes.

 

Click here to view all materials related to this GA Dept. of Transportation project. 

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For issues or questions related to this project, please call the GDOT Hotline at 404-609-4609 or email Transform285400@dot.ga.gov

285_400 Project Maps 9.13.16   285_400 Project Fact Sheet 10.27.16
285_400 FAQs 11.2.16

Mt Vernon Fact Sheet

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Whenever you approach a work zone: slow down; allow extra distance between vehicles; read signs; obey road crew flaggers, and expect the unexpected.  For updated information about travel conditions on Georgia’s interstates and state routes, GDOT advises travelers to call 511 or consult www.511ga.org before heading out. Georgia 511 is a free service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Week of 5/7/2018 - Riverside Drive from Johnson Ferry Rd. to I-285.

Week of 5/14/2018 Lake Island Drive from Glen Lake Dr. to Long Island Dr.

Week of 5/7/2018 - Riverside Drive from Johnson Ferry Rd. to I-285.

Week of 5/14/2018 Lake Island Drive from Glen Lake Dr. to Long Island Dr.

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