The status: GDOT has a short list of three contracting teams and expects to award a contract by the end of this year.
The timetable: Construction is expected to begin in 2022 and finish in 2025.
I-285/Peachtree Industrial Boulevard interchange
The project: This is one of two “advance improvement projects” needed to prepare the east side of I-285 for new toll lanes in the future. The project will combine the I-285 exit ramps to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard north and south. It also will adjust the horizontal curve of the north exit ramp to reduce a bottleneck from I-285.
The status: In February, GDOT awarded the contract to E.R. Snell/ATLAS.
The timetable: Construction is expected to begin later this year and finish in 2024. The eastside toll lanes won’t be completed until 2028.
I-285 eastside bridge replacements
The project: The other “advance improvement” project needed for the I-285 eastside toll lanes. The project includes new bridges over I-285 at Covington Highway, Redwing Circle and Glenwood Road.
The status: Earlier this month GDOT awarded the contract to Archer Western Construction and Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering.
The timetable: Construction is expected to begin this summer, with completion in 2023. The eastside toll lanes won’t be completed until 2028.