CUMMING, Ga. — The final section on Ga. 400 northbound widening project recently opened to traffic.
Opening the final three and a half mile section between Bald Ridge Marina Road and Keith Bridge Road will complete the northbound side where work began in June 2015.
“We were able to open this project up to traffic in sections which was a great way to help ease congestion,” said Brent Cook, P.E. District Engineer in the Gainesville office.
The last leg at the northern point of Ga. 400 northbound was opened to traffic from Keith Bridge Road to Browns Bridge Road this summer.
“This project it is not a typical design bid build project, it›s an innovative design build concept, and it allows the contractor to design the project while construction is ongoing,” Cook said.
Drivers will now be able to drive in the new lane for the entire 14 miles on Ga. 400 northbound.
“The widening of Ga. 400 is such an important infrastructure project for Forsyth County, and we have our residents to thank for making it happen through their approval in 2014 of the Forsyth County Transportation Bond,” said Forsyth County Commission Chairman Todd Levent. “This widening will undoubtedly improve traffic on Ga. 400 and the opening of the new northbound lane in its entirety is an important milestone in this project.”
The new lane of Ga. 400 northbound, approaching Ga. 369 becomes a left turn lane.
Widening efforts on the southbound side of Ga. 400 began in May and the first four-mile section is expected to be opened by January 1, 2018.