It's all part of Georgia Department of Transportation's multi-million dollar improvement project to reduce traffic and enhance safety at the 285-400 interchange.

Beware overnight closures at I-285 and Ga. 400 through Saturday

If you commute after the evening rush hour, there’s a chance you might need to switch up your route.

Through Saturday, the westbound I-285 entrance ramp to Ga. 400 in both directions will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

This is part of the nearly $800 million overhaul to one of metro Atlanta’s most important interchanges.

READNorth Point Mall development with 300 apartments passes first hurdle

This is a map of the nighttime rerouting at I-285 and Ga. 400 through Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
Photo: Georgia Department of Transportation

Previously reported as one of the biggest highway projects in Georgia history, it entails: “new I-285 interchanges at I-20 east and west of Atlanta, new Ga. 400 express lanes from I-285 to McGinnis Ferry Road and truck-only lanes on northbound I-75 from McDonough to I-475.”

During the ongoing closures, GDOT says motorists on I-285 westbound should exit onto Roswell Road, where they’ll be directed to enter I-285 eastbound. From there, motorists should take that I-285 eastbound exit to head north or south on Ga. 400.

Crews broke ground on the project in late 2016 and are expected to finish in 2020.

Like North Fulton County News Now on Facebook | Follow on Twitter

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.