The state DOT will spend approximately $13 million to replace concrete slabs on more than 17 miles of I-285, roughly between Paces Ferry Road and Camp Creek Parkway, and another $7.5 million replacing bridge expansion joints and headers on each of the 16 bridges on I-20 between its interchange with the Downtown Connector and its crossing of the Chattahoochee River in southern Cobb County.
More than $40 million is being spent to rebuild the I-285 interchange and ramps at Atlanta Road to provide easier access to I-285 both north and southbound and also to allow for possible future expansion of the interstate corridor.
The I-285 repairs will begin early this summer and continue through October 2015. Pittman Construction Company of Atlanta will do the work.
The bridge work on I-20, which will begin soon and take place in both directions, will remedy the potholes that develop as existing bridge expansion joints age and fail. New joints and new reinforced concrete headers, which overlay and help connect the joints to the bridge structure, will be installed and other connection components reconstructed. The repairs will be made through three separate contracts — one awarded in March and two May 2 — all with Massana Construction Inc. of Tyrone. All work is to be completed by May 2015.
C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. of Marietta was awarded the I-285/Atlanta Road interchange project last month. The project will continue through September 2017.
Most of the work on both I-20 and I-285 is expected to occur on week nights and throughout weekends. This new work, and the already underway I-20 resurfacing between Villa Rica and Douglasville, will significantly impact Westside traffic, especially on weekends. As work schedules are finalized, the department will undertake an extensive outreach campaign to inform the public of pending lane closures and potential alternate routes.