The Ashford-Dunwoody bridge over I-285 will close from June 1 through 5 a.m. June 4 for construction of the “diverging diamond” interchange planned for the intersection, according to the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts.

Only one lane of traffic will be open on Ashford-Dunwoody Road south between Perimeter Center West and the bridge during the bridge closure, PCID and Georgia Department of Transportation officials said.

“Construction is on schedule and we are expecting to meet the dates that have been set for the bridge closing and reopening to crossover traffic,” said DOT 7th District Construction Engineer Lee Upkins.

Only the bridge ramps will be open during the weekend bridge closure and traffic will be detoured through the I-285 Perimeter Center Parkway “flyover” bridge.

When the bridge reopens, traffic on Ashford Dunwoody Road will cross from the right side of the roadway to the left side at a ramp intersection signal so vehicles may make free left turns onto the I-285 freeway on-ramp. Traffic will then cross back to the right side of the road at a second ramp intersection.

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