Georgia Department of Transportation issued the following announcement on Nov. 1.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will host Public Information Open Houses (PIOHs) regarding the proposed I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project (PI 0013915) in DeKalb County. The PIOH series was originally scheduled for September was postponed, which allowed the project team additional time to refine project plans. While Georgia DOT recognizes the public’s valuable time, it is the Department’s highest priority to bring the best information to the public to allow their full participation into the decision-making process.
The public is invited to attend the PIOH meetings on the following dates, times, and locations:
|Nov. 19||5-7 p.m.||Omega World Center||3951 Snapfinger Parkway|
Decatur, GA 30035
|Nov. 21||5-7 p.m.||Lou Walker Senior Center||2538 Panola Road|
Stonecrest, GA 30058
The I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project is one of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) projects to improve transportation in Georgia’s metro areas. This project focuses on traffic flow and safety improvements to the busy I-285/I-20 East Interchange and along I-20 to the east. Specifically, the project proposes to:
Construct new I-20 westbound (WB) to I-285 southbound (SB), I-20 westbound (WB) to I-285 northbound (NB) and I-285 SB to I-20 eastbound (EB) ramps;
Widen the I-20 EB to I-285 northbound (NB) ramp from one to two lanes;
Construct WB collector-distributor (CD) lanes between Wesley Chapel Road and I-285/I-20 East Interchange;
Construct one WB auxiliary lane between Lithonia Industrial Boulevard and Wesley Chapel Road;
Construct one EB auxiliary lane from Panola Road to Lithonia Industrial Boulevard;
Extend auxiliary lanes on I-285 NB;
Extend one auxiliary lane on the I-20 EB CD lane to the Wesley Chapel off-ramp; and
Construct replacement bridges along I-20 to accommodate the new auxiliary and CD
The purpose of the meetings is to provide the public with opportunities to learn more about the project, ask questions to representatives of the project, and submit comments. The PIOHs will be informal and the public is invited to attend at any time during these hours. There will be no formal presentation. The same information will be presented at both meetings. A court reporter will be available to allow the public an opportunity to make verbal comments about the project. Additional project information can be found at http://www.dot.ga.gov/BS/Projects/SpecialProjects/I285I20East
Major Mobility Investment Program
The Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) includes large-scale projects that are state and federally funded dedicated to improving roads and bridges. Together, these projects will create additional capacity, improve the movement of freight, provide operational improvements and efficiencies, enhance safety, and decrease travel times across Georgia. Many of the projects support regional transit providers and enhance existing and future transit operations. More information about the MMIP, updated projects and delivery schedules, and benefits of the Program can be found at www.dot.ga.gov/MMIP.
Original source can be found here.
Source: Georgia Department of Transportation