Lane and Road Closures and Special Alerts

Impacting Your Drive around Sandy Springs

 Closures planned in the coming week:

  • Georgia DOT will close one southbound lane and the southbound left turn lane to I-285 eastbound on Peachtree Dunwoody Road from I-285 to Lake Hearn Drive. Crews will also close one left lane on the I-285 westbound ramp to Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The closure will take place starting Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m., and end Monday, May 20, at 5 a.m. This closure allow crews to work on a waterline relocation. Additionally, one southbound and northbound lane will remain open. Off-duty police officers will be present during the closure to help escort emergency vehicles. As crews work to relocate the waterline, no interruption of water service is expected. 
  • Beginning May 20, the City will be working on traffic equipment in signal cabinets at intersections on Hammond Drive, Glenridge Drive, and Peachtree Dunwoody Road north of I-285.  Work will result in temporary signal outages for approximately 10 minutes at a time.  Police will be on-site to direct traffic at affected intersections.  This needed maintenance work will be conducted between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., so night-time drivers, please be aware.
  •  Closure continues at Merlendale Court between Forrest Lake Drive and Merlendale Drive as construction continues by Fulton County Sewer.  Proposed work will be limited to Fulton County's sewer easement and Merlendale Court right of way. Construction work hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) and this two phase’s construction project will start as listed below.

          Phase I: April 29, 2019 – May 10, 2019
(Before 9AM - All Buses/Emergency/Residents THRU TRAFFIC will be allowed)
          Phase II: May 13, 2019 – June 17, 2019
(No Thru Traffic)

  • In-road detection installation is underway.  Work starts at the intersection of Glenridge/Glenairy/Johnson Ferry, down to Hammond Drive, then across to 1160 Hammond.  Rolling Lane Closures will take place for each install, lasting approximately 15 minutes per puck.  Following this area, work will move east and southeast into the Medical District. 

 

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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:

Upcoming Daytime Closures

Dates

Start time

End time

Location

Traffic Impact

5/17/19

5/20/19

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Peachtree Dunwoody Road from Lake Hearn Drive to I-285

One left lane and one left turn lane

5/18/19

5/19/19

7 a.m.

7 p.m.

Abernathy Road eastbound and westbound from SR 400 to Glenridge Drive

Traffic Pacing: All lanes

5/18/19

5/19/19

10 a.m.

10 p.m.

Glenridge Drive southbound from Glenforest Drive to I-285

One left lane

5/18/19

5/19/19

7 a.m.

10 a.m.

I-285 westbound from Long Island Drive to Mount Vernon Highway

Two right lanes

5/19/19

5/19/19

7 a.m.

10 a.m.

I-285 eastbound from Mount Vernon Highway to Long Island Drive

Two right lanes

 

Upcoming Overnight Closures:

*Back Up Dates—Closures with an asterisk (*) may require alternate dates due to weather conditions or other factors.

Dates

Start Time

End Time

Location

Traffic Impact

5/17/19

5/18/19*

9 p.m.

12 p.m.

I-285 westbound entrance ramp to SR 400 northbound and southbound

Detour: Motorists traveling on I-285 westbound should continue and exit at Roswell Road. Motorists will then be directed to I-285 eastbound. Motorists should take the I-285 eastbound exit to SR 400 northbound and SR 400 southbound.

Ramp Closure and Detour

5/17/19

5/18/19

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Abernathy Road eastbound and westbound from Barfield Road to SR 400

One left lane

5/17/19

5/18/19

9 p.m.

9 a.m.

I-285 westbound from Peachtree Dunwoody Road to SR 400

Two right lanes

5/17/19

5/19/19

9 p.m.

9 a.m.

SR 400 northbound entrance ramp to I-285 westbound

Detour: Motorists traveling on SR 400 northbound to I-285 westbound should exit at Abernathy Road to Sandy Springs (Exit 5B) and take the entrance ramp to SR 400 southbound then take I-285 westbound (Exit 4B).

Ramp Closure and Detour

5/18/19

5/19/19

8 p.m.

6 a.m.

SR 400 northbound from Johnson Ferry Road to Hammond Drive

One right lane

5/20/19

5/21/19

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Abernathy Road entrance ramp to SR 400 southbound

Detour: Motorists traveling westbound on Abernathy Road to SR 400 southbound should continue on Abernathy Road and turn left on Roswell Road. Motorists should continue on Roswell Road then turn left onto I-285 eastbound. Motorists should continue on I-285 eastbound toSR 400 southbound.

 

Motorists traveling eastbound on Abernathy Road to SR 400 southbound should continue on Abernathy Road. Abernathy Road will change to Perimeter Center West. Motorists should turn right on Ashford Dunwoody Road then right onto I-285 westbound. Motorists should continue on I-285 westbound to SR 400 southbound.

Ramp Closure and Detour

5/20/19

5/24/19

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

SR 400 southbound exit ramp to Abernathy Road

Detour: Motorists traveling on SR 400 southbound to Abernathy Road (Exit 5) should continue traveling on SR 400 southbound to Hammond Drive (Exit 4). Motorists should turn left onto Hammond Drive then turn left onto SR 400 northbound. Motorists can then exit to Abernathy Road/Dunwoody (Exit 5A) or Abernathy Road/Sandy Springs (Exit 5B).

Ramp Closure and Detour

5/20/19

5/24/19

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

I-285 eastbound from Glenridge Drive to Peachtree Dunwoody Road

Two left lanes

5/20/19

5/24/19

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

I-285 westbound from Peachtree Dunwoody Road to Glenridge Drive

Two left lanes

5/21/19

5/24/19

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

SR 400 southbound entrance ramp to I-285 westbound

Detour: Motorists traveling on SR 400 southbound should continue on SR 400 southbound and exit on the Glenridge Connector then exit on SR 400 northbound. Motorists should continue on SR 400 northbound then exit at I-285 westbound.

Ramp Closure and Detour

5/23/19

5/24/19

9 p.m.

5 a.m.

Roswell Road entrance ramp to I-285 eastbound

Detour: Motorist traveling on Roswell Road northbound should turn left on to I-285 westbound and take Exit 24 to Riverside Drive, then turn left to access I-285 eastbound. Motorist traveling on Roswell Road southbound should turn right on to I-285 westbound and take Exit 24 to Riverside Drive, then turn left to access I-285 eastbound.

Ramp Closure and Detour

 

Back Up Dates:

Dates

Start Time

End Time

Location

Traffic Impact

5/19/19

5/20/19

9 p.m.

12 p.m.

I-285 westbound entrance ramp to SR 400 northbound and southbound

Detour: Motorists traveling on I-285 westbound should continue and exit at Roswell Road. Motorists will then be directed to I-285 eastbound. Motorists should take the I-285 eastbound exit to SR 400 northbound and SR 400 southbound.

Ramp Closure and Detour

 

 

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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