Posted: 4:23 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014

GDOT: I-85/Ga. 400 flyover ramps set to open soon

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ATLANTA —

New flyover ramps on Interstate 85 are one step closer to making life a little easier for some commuters.

Crews worked most of the weekend once the rain stopped to put up overhead signs for the new ramps.

The ramps will help commuters on Ga. 400 get to I-85 and drivers heading south on I-85 get onto Ga. 400 northbound.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has not pinpointed an exact time, but said the ramps should be open in about a week.

The ramps are expected to help ease traffic on Buckhead surface streets like Sidney Marcus, Cheshire Bridge and Buford Highway.

“Think the projections say anywhere from 5,000 to 6,000 vehicles a day off those roadways that will be using those ramps. So, that’s a big deal,” GDOT spokesman Mark McKinnon said.

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