State Gives $210.5 Million to Fix One of Atlanta’s Worst Interchanges


If you’ve lived in or around Atlanta for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced the traffic back-up from the I-285/I-400 interchange in the Central Perimeter submarket. Known as one of the worst interchanges in the US, this trouble spot has caused headaches for millions of drivers over the years. Hopefully, that is about to change.

The State Transportation Board approved $210.5 million in funding to help with the reconstruction of this interchange; $81.5 million of this is coming from accrued fuel tax and the rest from the sale of previously authorized bonds. The reconstruction effort will be a public-private partnership, much like the construction happening along I-75 in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Environment studies on the area are expected to be completed by the end of the year, at which time construction on the interchange will begin.


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