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First widened section of Ga. 400 southbound open



CUMMING, Ga. — The long awaited widening of Ga. 400 southbound opened Dec. 22 just in time for holiday traveling.

The newly widened portion will open between Ga. 141 and McFarland Parkway.

The four miles of widening began in May 2017. Construction will continue widening Ga. 400 from Ga. 369/ Browns Bridge Road to Ga. 141/ Peachtree Parkway, weather permitting that section will open to traffic in late spring 2018.

The widening and reconstruction of Ga. 400 was awarded to C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. in April 2015. The project completion is scheduled for fall of 2018 and is currently on schedule.

The project adds an additional lane in each direction on Ga. 400 from McFarland Road to Ga. 369. Bridges over Big Creek and the Sawnee Creek portion of Lake Lanier will be widened.

The project is being made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. GDOT has contributed $13 million to this work and is managing the project. The remainder of the project funding – approximately $34.5 million – comes from the Forsyth County Transportation Bond approved by 63 percent of Forsyth County voters in November 2014.

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