The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed highway express lanes (ELs) project along the “top end” perimeter of Interstate 285 (I-285)/State Route (SR) 407 in the north Atlanta Metropolitan (metro) area. The I-285 Top End Express Lanes project would include barrier-separated ELs along the I-285 top end corridor and SR 400. While studied as one project in the EIS, the project would be constructed in two phases: I-285 Top End West and I-285 Top End East. The I-285 Top End West section would include ELs in both directions from Paces Ferry Road (Exit 18) to SR 400. The I-285 Top End East section would include ELs in both directions from Henderson Road to SR 400, and along SR 400 from south of Glenridge Connector north to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) North Springs Station. System-to-system connections are proposed with existing EL systems at I-75 Northwest Corridor (NWC) and at I-85 Express Lanes. Project is part of a larger EL program called the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP).
All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.
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