Camp Creek DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ to Start Jan. 24

In late January 2020, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will close off the east and west entrances to the newly-constructed Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project at I-285 and State Route 6/ Camp Creek Parkway in Fulton County for two consecutive weekend days.  
 
Contractors will need a continuous weekend shut-down from traffic in order to complete the new DDI configuration for “Crossover Weekend.” The east and west lanes on Camp Creek Parkway at the DDI bridge will open to traffic with the new, final configuration early Monday morning.  
  
January 24-26 “Crossover Weekend” is a change to the original target date of November 15-17, which would have closed traffic in the vicinity of the DDI bridge during a popular weekend for holiday shopping; the DDI is in close proximity to Camp Creek Marketplace. 
 
During the closures, crews will check operations of the new traffic signals and ensure that the new permanent lane striping is in the correct configuration for the DDI, and complete other work in safe conditions without traffic interruption. 
 
Weather and on-site conditions permitting, at 9:00 pm on Friday, January 24, crews will close the eastbound and westbound access to the DDI bridge until 5:00 am on Monday, January 27.  Message boards with detour information, signs and police presence will alert drivers of the closures in advance. Georgia DOT encourages motorists to avoid the area during this weekend
 
The Aerotropolis CID and the City of East Point have indicated that during the transition weekend, traffic heading to Camp Creek Parkway and I-285 will be detoured around the closures via N. Commerce Road/Washington Road or Redwine Road/Washington Road to connect back to I-285 and Camp Creek Parkway. Truck traffic will be directed to use N. Commerce Road/Washington Road to access the industrial park in the area.
 
When “Crossover Weekend” is complete, the I-285 at Camp Creek DDI will improve traffic flow and mobility in the area, reduce traffic accidents and provide a distinctive gateway for the area.