GDOT rolls out development plans for North Druid Hills Highway Bridge – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — The Georgia Division of Transportation contractors are beginning a significant mission that’s anticipated to affect visitors alongside North Druid Hills Highway for months.

“Site visitors is already horrible sufficient and it’s about to worsen with them closing this bridge proper right here,” stated Adrian Webb.

Within the subsequent few weeks, the bridge over North Fork Peachtree Creek in Brookhaven can be shut down.

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GDOT plans on beginning some much-needed repairs on the 1962 bridge.

GDOT stated the bridge will shut down for 90 days and it’s supposed to begin in March.

That’s information Webb doesn’t need to hear.

“It’s about to trigger quite a lot of issues for lots of people,” stated Webb.

The development will occur over 90 days beginning in March between Buford Freeway and West Druid Hills. Drivers can anticipate nightly development lane closures.

Then there can be a full roadway closure.

Throughout the three months, drivers must use a five-mile detour following I-85 Northbound.

“Very irritating. Very irritating,” stated Webb.

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GDOT stated the bridge substitute is a component of a bigger I-85 enchancment mission that’s now happening.

The brand new bridge construction can be wider and safer, which is able to assist with the circulate of visitors.

“Actually? I need to see it after they’re completed with it then. To see if it’ll make it so much complete extra simpler for everybody to get out and in. So we’ll see,” stated Webb.

A number of companies stated they’re additionally involved that the closure will damage their backside line.

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