Get ready for delays along Ga. 400. Here’s why

September 1, 2023
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Get ready for delays along Ga. 400. Here's why


The Gist:
Get ready for some significant traffic disruptions on Ga. 400 as bridges at Pitts Road, Roberts Drive, and Kimball Bridge Road are getting major facelifts. The roadwork kicks off next week, so make sure your commutes are planned accordingly.

The Work: The need for lane closures has arrived as the bridge replacements at key points over Ga. 400 begin. The construction work will focus on demolition at Pitts Road and guardrail repair at Kimball Bridge Road. The roadwork will begin Sept. 5.

By The Numbers:

  • Daytime Closures: September 5 to 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with single lane closures at Roberts Drive
  • Nighttime Closures:
    • September 5, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • September 6 to 7, 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • September 8, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
    • September 9, 8 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Long-Term Closures:
    • Kimball Bridge Road: May 8, 2023, to April 26, 2024
    • Pitts Road: June 12, 2023, to April 26, 2024

Why It Matters: The bridge replacements aren’t just a cosmetic upgrade; they’re crucial for infrastructure safety and improving travel in the region. But brace yourself for delays. Whether you’re northbound or southbound on Ga. 400, lane closures are about to become part of your daily life. You’ll also want to stay updated with real-time info as these times might change, thanks to the ever-unpredictable Georgia weather.

What’s Next?: You might want to consider alternate routes or travel times, especially during the peak construction periods mentioned above. For those keen on avoiding unnecessary delays, Georgia DOT suggests you keep an eye on 511ga.org for real-time updates or download the Georgia 511 app.

Advisory: Motorists are advised to lower their speed and be extra cautious while driving through work zones. Any changes to construction timelines due to weather will be updated on the Georgia DOT platform. No roadwork will occur from noon on September 1 to 10 p.m. on September 5 due to the Labor Day holiday.

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