DUNWOODY, Ga. — The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will host a series of public information open houses regarding the proposed I-285 Top End Express Lanes and other improvements to the interstate. 

The Top End Express Lanes project proposes to construct 22 miles of express lanes on I-285 from just south of Paces Ferry Road in Cobb County to Henderson Road in DeKalb County and on Ga. 400 from south of Glenridge Connector to the vicinity of the North Springs MARTA Station. 

The express lanes would be a mix of at-grade and elevated lanes. The express lane project would be split into two smaller construction packages — east and west — to maximize competition, maintain good pricing and phase construction.

Also part of the Major Mobility Investment Program, GDOT will discuss plans for an I-285 westbound auxiliary lane extension, westbound collector-distributor lanes and the I-285 and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard interchange improvements.

The purpose of the public meetings is to provide opportunities to learn more about the projects, see project concepts, ask questions to project team representatives and submit comments. The open house will be informal with no presentation and the public is invited to walk in and out any time during the hours. 

• Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chamblee First United Methodist Church, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Chamblee

• Jan. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way in Sandy Springs

• Jan. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 1978 Mt. Vernon Road in Dunwoody

• Jan. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Gallery at Cobb Galeria, 1 Galleria Parkway Southeast

Additional project information for the I-285 Top End Express Lanes can be found at dot.ga.gov/DS/GEL/I285TopEnd. A dedicated email and phone number is also available at TopEndExpressLanes@dot.ga.gov and 404)-978-7490. 

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