The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced the latest round of lane closures and other traffic changes for Transform 285/400, its massive project to reconstruct the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange.
The lane closures affect those highways, as well as Mount Vernon Highway, a surface street in Sandy Springs. The closures affect a single lane and happen only in night and early morning hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Other changes, affecting Ga. 400 flex lanes and I-285’s westbound ramp to 400, will happen during the day, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Schedules may change based on the work and the weather.
I-285 lane closures
Through July 22: Eastbound and westbound between Lake Forrest Drive and east of Ashford-Dunwoody Road. Hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
July 24-25: Eastbound between Lake Forrest Drive and Glenridge Drive; and westbound between Perimeter Center Parkway and Roswell Road. Hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
July 25-26: Eastbound between Riverside Drive and Ashford-Dunwoody Road. Hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Ga. 400 lane closures
Through July 22: Northbound and southbound between Glenridge Connector and Pitts Road. Hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
July 24-25: Northbound between Johnson Ferry Road overpass and I-285 westbound ramp. Hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Mount Vernon Highway lane closures
July 24-28: Westbound between Peachtree-Dunwoody Road and Barfield Road. Hours: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Other traffic changes
Ga. 400 flex lanes — where the shoulder of the road is used as an extra travel lane during commuting hours — will be closed intermittently daily between Pitts Road and the North Springs MARTA Station ramp. That is for tree-clearing and utility relocation work. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
I-285 westbound ramp to Ga. 400 will have intermittent “traffic pacing,” meaning that police cars will force other vehicles to temporarily slow or stop. That is for tree-clearing and landscape preparation. Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.