GDOT rolls out building plans for North Druid Hills Street Bridge – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — The Georgia Division of Transportation contractors are beginning a serious undertaking that’s anticipated to impression visitors alongside North Druid Hills Street for months.

“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 shall be shut down.

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

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

That’s information Webb doesn’t wish 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 building lane closures.

Then there shall be a full roadway closure.

In the course of the three months, drivers should use a five-mile detour following I-85 Northbound.

“Very irritating. Very irritating,” stated Webb.

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GDOT stated the bridge alternative is an element of a bigger I-85 enchancment undertaking that’s now happening.

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

“Actually? I wish to see it after they’re achieved with it then. To see if it’ll make it quite a bit 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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