Abernathy Ramp Improvements Completed Two Months Early

Sandy Springs business leaders say the improvements will help economic development.


Information provided by Susan Long

Improvements to the entrance ramp from Abernathy Road to Ga. 400 north were finished two months ahead of schedule. The project added a lane and extended both lanes of the entrance ramp from Abernathy Road to Ga. 400 northbound. The work was completed Saturday morning.

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“These improvements should reduce traffic congestion in this key employment center during rush hours,” said Yvonne Williams, Perimeter Community Improvement Districts President and CEO, during a Monday news conference.

The State Road and Tollway Authority partnered with the Georgia Department of Transportation, the City of Sandy Springs and Perimeter CIDs on the project, a statement said.

C.W. Matthews Contracting was awarded a contract for $2,064,400 for the Abernathy ramp improvements with a completion date of Jan. 31, 2013. The project was funded by SRTA’s excess toll revenue as one of 12 Ga. 400 improvement projects.

Business leaders agree recent improvements in the Perimeter area help economic development. Other projects include the Hammond Half Diamond Interchange opened in September 2011 and Georgia’s first Diverging Diamond interchange opened to crossover traffic June 3, 2012. 

SRTA Director of Communications Malika Wilkins said the agency has committed more than $60 million in infrastructure improvements along the Ga. 400 corridor.


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