GDOT opens third lane on I-85 near Braselton

As part of the I-85 widening, phase 1 project, Georgia Department of Transportation construction crews have opened the new, third general purpose lane to motorists on I-85 in both directions near Brasetlon between Ga. 211 in Barrow County to Ga. 53 in Jackson County. Drivers now have this third lane option northbound and southbound on I-85, north of metro Atlanta, between Exit 126 and Exit 129.

Work will continue on Flowery Branch Road Bridge over I-85. The I-85 widening, phase 1 project was the first Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) project to break ground.

Drivers are reminded to observe speed limits and traffic control measures inside the project limits. Information on the I-85 Widening, Phase 1 project: