Even though metro Atlanta is regularly on national lists of worst commuter traffic, state lawmakers failed to move the bill forward to see if taxpayers wanted to pay for transit improvements. High volumes of traffic show here at Ga. 400 and Interstate 285 are increasingly getting worse. Jason Getz/AJC

Ga. 400 flex lane signs to get upgrade

The Georgia Department of Transportation is looking to improve signage for the Ga. 400 flexible shoulder lanes following accidents and tickets involving drivers using them outside the designated morning and afternoon rush hour times.

GDOT will start construction in 2017 on new dynamic signs along the freeway. The approximately $5 million project will stretch from Abernathy to Mansell roads and pick up from Ga. 120/Old Milton Parkway to Windward Parkway. The signs will show a green arrow during the morning and afternoon rush-hour time frames when the shoulder lanes are open and will display a red X during the hours they’re closed.

GDOT officials say the project, including removal of the current signs, will take about a year to finish.

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