Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will install overnight lane closures and pace traffic on I-285 this weekend in conjunction with ongoing construction of the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project at I-285 and State Route 6/Camp Creek Pkwy.
Weather permitting, traffic will be paced and two right lanes will be closed on I-285 southbound and northbound at Camp Creek Pkwy from 9:00 pm on Friday, February 7 until 5:00 am on Saturday, and again from 9:00 pm on Saturday, February 8 until 5:00 am on Sunday. Police officers will assist with traffic pacing through the area.
These closures are needed to allow work crews sandblast and paint the DDI bridge at I-285 and SR 6/Camp Creek Pkwy. In addition to the closures referenced above, the east and west lanes on Camp Creek Pkwy at the DDI bridge will be closed for weekend work. 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. All entrance and exit ramps will be accessible during the bridge shutdown.
Camp Creek Parkway and the DDI bridge will open to traffic with the new lane configuration early on Monday, February 10 in time for the morning commute.
This will be the seventh DDI in Georgia. According to GDOT, the I-285 at Camp Creek DDI will increase traffic flow and mobility in the area, reduce traffic accidents and provide a distinctive gateway for the area.
Motorists traveling in the area are reminded to reduce their speeds in the work zone. Call 511 for real-time information on work status and traffic conditions.