Lane and Road Closures and Special Alerts
Impacting Your Drive around Sandy Springs  

  • Changes are coming to the traffic patterns at Barfield and Mt. Vernon Rd. to accommodate utility work as part of the GDOT Transform 285/400 project.  The alterations will cause significant backups at the intersection.  It is a good time to plan alternative routes to avoid this area. Note that GDOT also plans a full closure of the intersection in May for a 2-3 week period.

  • As part of the construction of collector-distributor (CD) lanes, Georgia DOT has permanently closed the flexible shoulder lane “flex lane” on GA400 northbound from Abernathy Road to Pitts Road 

  • Lane closure April 23 - 27 on Johnson Ferry Road at City Springs, also impacting Sandy Springs Circle.  

  • Lane closures on Peachtree Dunwoody:  May 2 and 3 - Crews will work one lane at a time: Northbound Left Turn Lane - Eastbound through Lanes - Northbound through lanes.

    From May 4 (night) through May 6, the following lanes will remain closed during road work, but will be reopened as the lanes become available: Northbound Left Turn Lane and Through Lane; then Southbound Through Lane.  It is hoped that the intersection will be back to regular operations by Monday's morning commute.

  • #PAVEON - Milling and paving work is planned for the following roadways:

    Week of April 23: Riverside Drive (from Johnson Ferry Rd to I-295) and Franklin Pl 

    --Please remember that following the milling, there is a 1-2 day rest/cure period before paving takes place.

Detour at Barfield and Mt Vernon

Commercial Vehicles must follow a detour at Mt Vernon Hwy and Barfield Rd while utility work is conducted.  This detour is expected to remain in place for approximately 8 weeks.barfield detour

Commercial vehicles traveling on Mt Vernon Hwy EB approaching Barfield SB will travel straight through the intersection, turn right on Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, right on Hammond, and right onto Barfield.  This deteour is needed as there will be a minimized right turn radius at the intersection during construction.

Click here for an informational flier.

 

 

 

Sandy Springs Traffic Watch Map 

 

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Upcoming Weekend Closures & Activity from the GA Dept of Transportation

Metro Lane Closures:    Statewide Lane Closures:     Special Events:  

 

Transform  285/400 PROJECT:

Upcoming Closures:

4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018

SR 400 northbound from Hammond Drive to Abernathy Road

9 p.m. - 9 a.m.

Two left lanes

4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018

SR 400 southbound from Abernathy Road to Hammond Drive

9 p.m. -9 a.m.

Two left lanes

 

4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018

Mount Vernon Highway will close 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 right on Mount Vernon Highway.

9 p.m. - 9 a.m.

Road Closure and Detour

 

4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018

SR 400 northbound from Lenox Road to Abernathy Road

9 p.m. -9 a.m.

Traffic Pace: All Lanes

 

4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018

SR 400 southbound from Northridge Road to Abernathy Road

9 p.m. - 9 a.m.

Traffic Pace: All Lanes

4/21/2018 - 4/21/2018

SR 400 northbound and southbound from Hammond Drive to

Abernathy Road

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

One left lane

4/23/2018 - 4/26/2018

I-285 eastbound from Glenridge Drive to Peachtree Dunwoody Road

9 p.m. - 5 a.m.

Two left lanes

4/26/2018 - 4/27/2018

SR 400 northbound entrance ramp to I-285 eastbound will close. SR 400 northbound to I-285 eastbound 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 eastbound.

9 p.m. - 5 a.m.

Detour and ramp closure

4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018

I-285 eastbound from Long Island Drive to

Chamblee Dunwoody Road

8 p.m. - 6 a.m.

One left lane and left shoulder

4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018

I-285 westbound from Chamblee Dunwoody Road to

Long Island Drive

8 p.m. - 6 a.m.

One left lane and left shoulder

4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018

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

4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018

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

8 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Alternately one right and left lane

4/27/2018 - 4/30/2018

SR 400 southbound from Pitts Road to Abernathy Road

8 p.m. - 6 a.m.

One right lane and right shoulder

4/28/2018 - 4/28/2018

North Springs MARTA Station on-ramp to SR 400 northbound. The North Springs MARTA Station on-ramp to SR 400 northbound will close. North Springs MARTA patrons will be directed to SR 400 by turning right on Peachtree Dunwoody Road, right on Abernathy Road, then right onto SR 400 northbound.

2:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Ramp Closure and Detour

4/29/2018 - 4/30/2018

North Springs MARTA Station on-ramp to SR 400 northbound. The North Springs MARTA Station on-ramp to SR 400 northbound will close. North Springs MARTA patrons will be directed to SR 400 by turning right on Peachtree Dunwoody Road, right on Abernathy Road, then right onto SR 400 northbound.

2:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.

Ramp Closure and Detour

 

 


    

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.

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