I-85 Widening, Phase II (SR 53 to US 129)
The I-85 Widening, Phase II 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 (SR 332) and six mainline bridges along I-85.
The I-85 Widening, Phase II project will be delivered and open to traffic four years ahead of the original schedule. Construction began in June 2021.
As part of the project, the SR 332 bridge over I-85 will be replaced. The bridge will be closed on January 31, 2022, and is anticipated to remain closed for 180 days. Georgia DOT has coordinated with local government to develop a detour using alternate state routes.
To access SR 332 north of I-85, local traffic will take SR 124 and turn left onto SR 11 (Winder Hwy), left onto US 129, and left onto SR 332.
To access SR 332 south of I-85, local traffic will take US 129, turn right onto SR 11 (Winder Hwy), right onto SR 124, and right onto SR 332. The detour route is approximately 20 minutes.
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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