GA 400 access ramps open for morning commute - CBS46 News

GA 400 access ramps open for morning commute

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Courtesy: Georgia Department of Transportation Courtesy: Georgia Department of Transportation

Following more than two years of construction, access ramps that connect GA 400 to I-85 have opened.

Gov. Nathan Deal took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon. Soon afterward, the ramps opened and afternoon commuters used it for the first time.

The project ran roughly three months behind schedule at a total cost of $21.4 million. Georgia Department of Transportation 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.

A walking trail is also under construction on the southern edge of the construction area, running alongside a creek. McKinnon said the trail was included in the original project plan, and will be complete later in the summer.

McKinnon said 30,000 cars are expected to use the ramps every day.

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