Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) officials are espousing the benefits of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) progression, noting four project advancements on I-285 and State Route (SR) 400.
“Georgia DOT strives to deliver infrastructure improvements as soon as practically possible to meet community needs and deliver positive benefits to drivers and transit users,” Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, P.E. said. “These major projects are recognized as innovative ways to address congestion, add capacity, mitigate bottlenecks and help Georgia remain the No. 1 state to do business. It remains the Department’s goal to deliver the nation’s most responsive and innovative transportation solutions that improve our quality of life.”
The MMIP serves as a major investment in the state’s roadway transportation network to address regional needs and delivering positive results to drivers and transit users.
The I-285 Westbound Auxiliary Lane Extension is slated to add an auxiliary lane along I-285 between Roswell Road and Riverside Drive, as well as the replacement of the I-285 / Mount Vernon Highway bridge; the I-285/Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Interchange Improvements combines the I-285 Westbound exit ramps to Peachtree Industrial Boulevard north and south and adjusts the horizontal curve of the north exit ramp to reduce bottleneck from I-285; the I-285 Eastside Bridge Replacements will replace and extend two overpass bridges to accommodate future I-285 Eastside Express Lanes; and the SR 400 Phase 1 DB project replaces three bridges – Pitts Road, Roberts Drive, and Kimball Bridge Road, with a raised profile to accommodate the future express lanes.
Georgia DOT said the projects would create additional capacity while enhancing freight movement and providing operational improvements and efficiencies.