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Wed April 2, 2014

I-85/GA 400 Flyover Ramps Open Today

Today's ribbon cutting, led by Gov. Nathan Deal.
Credit Lisa George/WABE

The “flyover” lanes connecting Interstate 85 and Georgia Highway 400 open to the public today.

Governor Nathan Deal, former Atlanta mayor and Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell and other officials cut a ceremonial ribbon on the southbound ramp this afternoon. The Georgia Department of Transportation (G-DOT) hopes to have the ramps open by 5 p.m.

G-DOT estimates that more than 32,000 cars will use the ramps each day.

Construction on the lanes began in early 2012. The $21 million project was supposed to be finished by the end of last year, but weather delayed it.

WABE was given a tour of the almost-completed flyover ramps this past weekend. The pedestrian bridge crosses Peachtree Creek as part of a trail system under development.
Credit Myke Johns / WABE