I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy. DDI Bridge ‘Crossover Weekend’ Postponed

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors have postponed the I-285 at Camp Creek Pkwy. DDI crossover weekend scheduled for this month.
 
Although contractors were prepared to tackle the Crossover Weekend planned for the weekend of January 24, unforeseen weather conditions have caused a delay in the work needed in advance of the anticipated weekend.
 
“This is an unfortunate reminder of why we always say work will occur ‘weather permitting’ – and lately, the prolonged rainy weather has not permitted us to continue the needed work on this project as scheduled,” said metro Atlanta District Engineer, Kathy Zahul. “Over the past six weeks or so, since the originally scheduled Crossover Day and today, metro Atlanta has experienced 14 rain days, leaving contractors no other choice but to push back their work schedule.”

“However, they are as eager as GDOT and the community are to complete this project on-time.  We are monitoring weather conditions and working with the contractor to determine when crossover can occur. We will make sure all motorists, residents and businesses in the area are notified in advance of the closure.”

As previously reported, contractors need two continuous weekend days of shut-down from traffic in order to complete the new DDI configuration. During the closure, 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.

Following the two-day traffic shut-down, the east and west lanes on Camp Creek Parkway at the DDI bridge will open to traffic with the new lane configuration early on a Monday morning.  
 
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.

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