I-85 Widening, Phase 2 (SR 53 to US 129)
The I-85 Widening, Phase 2 corridor improvements will provide relief by widening I-85 from two to three lanes in both directions from SR 53 to just north of US 129. Additional work on the project includes replacing one overpass bridge and six mainline bridges along I-85.
We are leveraging the success of the I-85 Widening, Phase 1 project, which reached Substantial Completion in July 2020, by advancing Phase 2 of that corridor’s improvements. This represents our ability to progress projects forward when there is less or no right-of-way acquisitions and development that could be impacted through project design and construction. The I-85 Widening, Phase 2 project will be delivered and open to traffic four years ahead of the original schedule. The Industry Forum was held on October 23, 2019.
In accordance with social distancing practices, instead of a typical in-person groundbreaking ceremony, Georgia DOT produced a video to celebrate this momentous occasion. We encourage you to watch the video, which includes remarks from Georgia DOT leadership, members of the project team, and local leaders.
- Q4 2019
Noise barriers will be evaluated as part of this project in accordance with the Georgia DOT noise policy and Federal Highway Administration noise regulations. Property owners and renters who would benefit from a proposed noise barrier were given the opportunity to participate in noise barrier voting. Download a noise barrier fact sheet here.
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