• Georgia's largest road construction project is almost done, GDOT says

    By: Steve Gehlbach

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    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - The largest road construction project in state history is nearing completion, and relief for commuters is almost here.

    Georgia's Department of Transportation program manager for the project told Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach even after delays for weather and after the I-85 collapse, the new 75 express lanes should open by the end of summer.


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    “It’s the longest land bridge in the state of Georgia," program manager for the project, Stephen Lively said.

    Northern sections above the 75-575 split and through Marietta are mostly complete, including one 6,000-foot raised section.

    Lively said the goal is to have everything done by Labor Day. 

    He said meeting that goal comes down to the most complicated and critical part: tying into the 285 interchange on the south end.

    "That will be the last section that the traveling public will see complete," he said.

    Until then, and all final barricades and gates are in place, GDOT warns drivers not to try to use the lanes like some are already doing.

    If you see orange barrels, don't drive around them because you could put yourself or workers in the system in danger.
     

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