ATLANTA METRO – Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will install lane closures on I-285 in proximity of the Bouldercrest Road bridge/overpass next week as the I-285 at Bouldercrest Road Interchange Improvement project continues in DeKalb County. Weather and on-site conditions permitting, these are the closures scheduled for Friday, December 8 and Sunday, December 11, 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings on I-285 near Bouldercrest Road:
- Two left lanes will be closed on I-285 westbound and emergency vehicles will pace traffic to slower travel speeds in the area, and
- One left lane will be closed on I-285 eastbound.
These activities will provide safety for drivers and work crews as they continue to build the new Bouldercrest overpass at I-285 from the interstate median.
This $95 million project will reconstruct the I-285/Bouldercrest Road interchange, replace the existing Bouldercrest Road bridge over I-285, and construct five new bridges and new Collector-Distributor (CD) lanes between Bouldercrest Road and I-675. This project is designed to reduce the high frequency of vehicular accidents and crashes, better accommodate growing truck traffic volumes and create better traffic flow for current and future travel through the interchange and through the area.
Advisory:GDOT reminds drivers to exercise caution when traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app.
Georgia Department of Transportation plans, constructs and maintains Georgia’s state and federal highways. We’re involved in bridge, waterway, public transit, rail, general aviation, bike and pedestrian programs. And we help local governments maintain their roads. Georgia DOT and its nearly 4,000 employees are committed to delivering a transportation system focused on innovation, safety, sustainability, and mobility. The Department’s vision is to boost Georgia’s competitiveness through leadership in transportation.