The Mount Vernon Highway bridge over Ga. 400 under construction on July 14.

Work is progressing quickly on the first half of the new Mount Vernon Highway bridge over Ga. 400, where contractors were expected to starting pouring roadway concrete this week. As part of the state’s project to improve the Ga. 400/I-285 interchange, the bridge is being rebuilt in a widened version with 10-foot sidewalks and bike lanes. The existing bridge, built in 1968, is remaining open for now. To maintain traffic flow, the northern half of the bridge is being built first and will open by September; when traffic shifts onto it, the old bridge will come down and work will start on the southern half, which is expected to open in 2019.

Photos by Phil Mosier.