GDOT says one of metro area's most congested interchanges is in for major overhaul

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — One of the metro area's most congested interchanges is in for a major overhaul.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will build a diverging diamond interchanges at Camp Creek Parkway and Interstate 285.

Drivers in the area said traffic gets backed up on the interstate ramps and that can happen any time of day -- not just rush hour.

GDOT has taken notice, and said it will become the very first diverging diamond interchange in the south metro.

Officials said traffic will flow throw here like clockwork and the number of accidents will be cut way back.

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"The volume of cars going through there, that infrastructure can't handle it. The DDI will change the way we maneuver over the interchange and improve the flow of traffic,” said GDOT board member Dana Lemon.

The $12 million project is expected to be built in under 16 months.