Lane and Road Closures and Special Alerts

Impacting Your Drive around Sandy Springs

 Closures planned in the coming week:

  •  Weather permitting, GDOT is planning to CLOSE Abernathy Road under GA 400 this weekend - Jan 18, beginning at 9 pm through Jan 21 at 5 am as part of Transform 285/400
  • Intermittent lane closures northbound on Sandy Springs Circle just north of Hammond beginning Jan 22 through February to relocate a water line.
  • Intermittent lane closures needed for two stormwater projects:  6521 Vernon Woods Drive and 335 Green Glen Way. Work begins Tuesday, Jan 22 and is expected to conclude Feb 1, weather permitting.
  • GDOT is conducting controlled blasting along I-285 eastbound between the Perimeter Center Parkway overpass and Ashford Dunwoody Road. The blasting operation requires traffic pacing on I-285 eastbound and westbound and on Perimeter Center Parkway. Blasting operations will occur Monday through Friday during the daytime twice a week for approximately three months.
  • I-285 eastbound traffic pacing will occur from Roswell Road to Perimeter Center Parkway. I-285 westbound traffic pacing will occur from Chamblee Dunwoody Road to west of Perimeter Center Parkway. Traffic on Perimeter Center Parkway from Lake Hearn Drive to Hammond Drive will be stopped before and during the blasting operation. MARTA will provide a flagging operator during the blasting operation to coordinate train operations.

  • Long term lane modifications on Peachtree Dunwoody Road and Glenridge Drive continue.  See the graphic below for the new lane configurations. 
  • The Powers Ferry Bridge over Nancy Creek is closed as construction takes place 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. 
  •  Shoulder deceleration lane on Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, SB direction, south of Johnson Ferry Rd is closed until June 2019.

Long term lane modifications on Peachtree Dunwoody Road and Glenridge Drive

As part of the Transform 285/400 project, GDOT is implementing long-term lane modifications, beginning in October. 

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Upcoming Weekend Closures & Activity from the GA Dept of Transportation

Metro Lane Closures:    Statewide Lane Closures:     Special Events:  

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Transform  285/400 PROJECT:

Upcoming Closures:

Start Date

End Date

Location

Start Time

End Time

Traffic Impact

1/18/19

1/18/19

I-285 eastbound from Roswell Road to Perimeter Center Parkway

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing: All lanes

1/18/19

1/18/19

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

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing: All lanes

1/18/19

1/18/19

Perimeter Center Parkway from Lake Hearn to Hammond Drive

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing: All lanes

1/21/19

1/25/19

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

7 a.m.

6 p.m.

Flagging: All lanes

1/21/19

1/25/19

Abernathy Road entrance ramp to SR 400 northbound

6 a.m.

4 p.m.

Flagging: Entrance Ramp

1/21/19

1/25/19

MARTA entrance ramp to SR 400 northbound

6 a.m.

6 p.m.

Flagging: Entrance Ramp

1/22/19

1/22/19

I-285 eastbound from Roswell Road to Perimeter Center Parkway

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing: All lanes

1/22/19

1/22/19

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

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing: All lanes

1/22/19

1/22/19

Perimeter Center Parkway from Lake Hearn to Hammond Drive

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing: All lanes

1/25/19

1/25/19

I-285 eastbound from Roswell Road to Perimeter Center Parkway

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing: All lanes

1/25/19

1/25/19

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

1:30 p.m.

2 p.m.

Traffic Pacing: All lanes

1/25/19

1/25/19

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

1/18/19

1/19/19

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

8 p.m.

6 a.m.

Alternately: One right and one left lane

1/18/19

1/19/19

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

8 p.m.

6 a.m.

Alternately: One right and one left lane

1/18/19

1/19/19

I-285 eastbound from Roswell Road to Peachtree Dunwoody Road

9 p.m.

9 a.m.

One left lane

1/18/19

1/19/19

I-285 westbound from Peachtree Dunwoody Road to Roswell Road

9 p.m.

9 a.m.

Two left lanes

1/18/19

1/19/19

SR 400 southbound from Pitts Road to Spalding Drive

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Two right lanes

1/18/19

1/19/19

Ashford Dunwoody Road Ramp to I-285 westbound

Detour: Motorists traveling on Ashford Dunwoody Road to I-285 westbound should take the I-285 eastbound ramp. Continue on I-285 eastbound to Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Take a left on Chamblee Dunwoody Road then left on I-285 westbound

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Ramp Closure and Detour

1/18/19

1/19/19

Glenridge Drive northbound from Johnson Ferry Road to I-285

Detour: Motorists traveling on Glenridge Drive northbound should turn right on Johnson Ferry Road, left on Peachtree Dunwoody Road then left on Hammond Drive. Motorists on Hammond Drive can turn right on Glenridge Drive or turn left on Glenridge Drive to access I-285 westbound.

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Detour

1/19/19

1/21/19

Glenridge Drive northbound from Johnson Ferry Road to I-285

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Continuous:

Two right lanes

1/20/19

1/21/19

SR 400 southbound to I-285 westbound

Detour: Motorists traveling on SR 400 southbound should exit at the Glenridge Connector (Exit 3) then take the Glenridge Connector ramp to SR 400 northbound. Motorists should continue on SR 400 northbound to I-285 westbound exit (Exit 4B).

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Ramp Closure and Detour

1/20/19

1/21/19

I-285 westbound from SR 400 to Glenridge Drive

8 p.m.

6 a.m.

One right lane

1/21/19

1/25/19

MARTA entrance ramp to SR 400 northbound

1:30 a.m.

4:30 a.m.

Flagging: Entrance Ramp

1/21/19

1/25/19

Mount Vernon Highway westbound at Barfield Road

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

One right turn lane

1/21/19

1/25/19

I-285 eastbound from Roswell Road to Peachtree Dunwoody Road

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

One left lane

1/21/19

1/25/19

I-285 westbound from Peachtree Dunwoody Road to Roswell Road

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Two left lanes

1/21/19

1/25/19

Peachtree Dunwoody Road northbound from Lake Hearn to I-285

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

One right lane

1/21/19

1/25/19

Peachtree Dunwoody Road southbound from I-285 to Lake Hearn

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

One right lane

1/22/19

1/23/19

SR 400 northbound from Johnson Ferry Road to I-285

8 p.m.

6 a.m.

One right lane

1/22/19

1/24/19

Glenridge Drive southbound at I-285

Detour: Motorists traveling on I-285 eastbound to Glenridge Drive should turn on Glenridge Drive then left on the Glenridge Connector. Motorists should continue north on Glenridge Drive, turn left on Hammond Drive then turn left on Roswell Road. Motorists can either turn right on I-285 westbound or turn left on I-285 eastbound.

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Detour

1/23/19

1/25/19

I-285 eastbound to SR 400 northbound

Detour: Motorists traveling on I-285 eastbound should take SR 400 southbound (exit 27), take the exit to Glenridge Drive (exit 3), continue on Glenridge Drive to SR 400 northbound.

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Ramp Closure and Detour

1/23/19

1/25/19

SR 400 northbound from Johnson Ferry Road to I-285

8 p.m.

6 a.m.

One left lane

        

 

Sound Wall Removal

As part of the Transform construction, sound walls are being removed.  Residents were notified regarding removal of sound walls along GA 400 northbound between Hammond Drive and Mt Vernon. Click here to view the notice. 

 

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.

Preplan your route now - Weather permitting, GDOT is planning to close Abernathy Road under GA 400 this weekend, January 18 starting at 9 p.m. through January 21 at 5 a.m
Preplan your route now - Weather permitting, GDOT is planning to close Abernathy Road under GA 400 this weekend, January 18 starting at 9 p.m. through January 21 at 5 a.m
Preplan your route now - Weather permitting, GDOT is planning to close Abernathy Road under GA 400 this weekend, January 18 starting at 9 p.m. through January 21 at 5 a.m

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