Diverging diamond coming to airport area

An intersection known for tough traffic is slated to be transformed, and officials will explain Atlanta’s next major transportation enhancement at a special meeting this month.

Representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation, city of East Point and Airport West Community Improvement District will discuss plans for a diverging diamond interchange coming to the Interstate 285 bridge over Camp Creek Parkway. Stakeholders can join in a public meeting 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 25 at the Courtyard Atlanta Airport West, 2400 Creek Point Dr., East Point.

DDIs are already successfully alleviating congestion in Gwinnett and north Fulton. The unique travel pattern shifts traffic to opposing sides as they cross over expressways, making it faster and easier to complete left turns to access interstates.

The Camp Creek Parkway DDI is expected to cost an estimated $8 million, and construction could begin as early as 2017.

Information: Gerald McDowell at gmcdowell@airportwestcid.com or 678-521-2020.

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