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Current Ga. 400 Work in North Fulton, Forsyth Wraps Up this Weekend

The work to widen and extend the entrance ramp from Abernathy Road to Georgia 400 northbound in Sandy Springs will also wrap up on Saturday.


The construction of a third lane on Georgia 400 northbound from the McGinnis Ferry Road overpass to the Big Creek Greenway Bridge in Forsyth County will be completed and open for use on Saturday morning, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The work to widen and extend the entrance ramp from Abernathy Road to Georgia 400 northbound in Sandy Springs will also wrap up on Saturday.

And for many commuters the completion of the work is coming at a good time.

“These projects will improve the overall operation of State Route 400 north by enhancing efficiency and increasing capacity," said Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden. "The longer and wider ramp from Abernathy Road allows more vehicles to merge onto 400 more quickly. The additional two miles of a third lane on 400 north will aid motorists traveling farther into Forsyth County."

Both projects were expected to be completed in the new year and cost about $3.37 million.

"We are proud to finish this work two months ahead of the Jan. 31, 2013 completion date. Improving traffic flow and doing it ahead of schedule is our holiday gift to the users of State Route 400,” said Golden.

Do you believe the new improvements on GA 400 will help traffic flow or does more work need to be done?

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Bob Smith December 01, 2012 at 05:23 PM
These are good improvements, however, they still need to fix the "Mansell Squeeze". GA 400 goes from 4 lanes to 3 lanes from Mansell Rd to Holcomb Bridge. The 4th lane is already there from the last expansion program, its just not in use. To put this lane in use, a new exit lane would need to be built at Mansell and Holcomb Bridge to feed traffice off this 4th lane sooner. I hope GDOT is listening please correct!!!! Its good to see GDOT come back and modify a road project so soon after the big remake of GA400 2 years ago. Usually its 15 to 20 years before someone decides to changes/fix prior mistakes in the traffic designs. GA400 and I-285 hasn't been upgraded in 15 years to keep up we current traffic flow, it needs some small tweaks to work correctly, not a 3 year "spaghetti junction" $450MM makeover.

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