Beginning Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, the eastbound travel lanes on Windy Hill Road at the I-75 overpass will shift further right along the south side of the bridge as crews barricade the center of the roadway for construction of walls and sidewalk. The lane shift will be in place until mid-March 2017, after which the lane configuration for eastbound traffic across the I-75 bridge will be two through lanes and one left turn lane to I-75 North. Construction work in the area will take place weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Signage and traffic control devices will be in place to direct drivers. Motorists are strongly encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid congestion and delays.
The closure comes as part of continued work on the Windy Hill Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). Designed to increase capacity, decrease congestion and enhance safety at intersections while minimizing construction costs, the DDI will remove the existing left turn signals for vehicles accessing I-75, eliminating potential crossing conflicts between vehicles.
The DDI is one of five projects included in the $48 million traffic and safety improvements along a 1.43-mile stretch of Windy Hill Road from U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway to Powers Ferry Road. Completion of the majority of the projects is expected in spring 2017.