After more than two years of construction, a new interchange connecting Georgia 400 directly to I-85 is now open. The flyover opened to motorists on April 2 in time for the afternoon rush hour. Gov. Nathan Deal took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony with other city officials at the ramp.

The project was three months behind schedule at a cost of $21.4 million. GDOT spokesman Mark McKinnon said all expenses were paid through funds collected at the GA 400 toll plaza, which stopped taking tolls in the fall of 2013.

The Georgia Department of Transportation will finish installing signs this coming weekend, so motorists should expect delays because of lane closures.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.