Georgia Department of Transportation to spend $1 billion for traffic congestion

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to spend the largest amount in Georgia history to help ease metro Atlanta traffic.
Most of the $1 billion project will focus will be on providing relief on where Interstate 285 and Georgia 400 come together, WSBTV reports.
“It will eventually be the largest in GDOT history,” said GDOT Project Manager Marlow Clowers.
GDOT will add lanes and fly-over ramps to make more capacity and more collection areas so cars aren’t backed up at the bottleneck.
GDOT had facilitated an open house in order for the public to provide input into what the design will look like.
The Perimeter Mall just north of the city is a major part of this project, GDOT execs said.
“It’s become a hub for major employment, so we’ve got to have this gateway to improve” Perimeter CID president Yvonne Williams told the station.”We’re going to minimize those as much as we can, but there will be some,” Clowers said.
Scheduled to be completed in three years, GDOT says the construction will save drivers an average of eight hours of commuting time a year.

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