Perimeter area

Overnight lane closures set for I-285, Ga. 400

More overnight lane closures are planned in the next few evenings as part of the reconstruction of the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange in the top-end Perimeter area of North Fulton and DeKalb counties, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.

From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Friday, Jan. 25, two left lanes of westbound I-285, and one left lane of eastbound I-285, are scheduled to be closed between Roswell and Peachtree Dunwoody roads.

Also from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, Wednesday, Jan. 23, through Friday, the ramp from eastbound I-285 to northbound Ga. 400 will be closed; while from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the same nights, one left lane of northbound Ga. 400 will be closed from Johnson Ferry Road to I-285.

All work is “weather permitting” and subject to change. Information:



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