I-285, GA-400 interchange reopened for travel, officials say

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A new exit and new lanes reopened at the Interstate 285 and Georgia State Road 400 interchange Sunday evening.

Drivers on I-285 eastbound will have a big change to navigate if trying to get to Glenridge Drive or GA-400 northbound or southbound.

Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach spoke with Georgia Department of Transportation on Friday who said the change is expected to eliminate much of the merging and weaving across lanes to get to the exits.

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“Separating out that last-minute decision will make things much better and think it will reduce congestion in this area,” said GDOT spokesperson Kyle Collins.

Drivers say they hope the change will make things less confusing and safer.

“There are too many exits too close together, so have too many people trying to get off of the road, others trying to merge into the traffic that creates chaos,” said Stephanie Tarrer, who lives nearby.

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Drivers should look for additional signage and lane markings to remind them the exit has been pushed back much farther.

“It may take few days for them to adjust, so encourage folks to keep their head up and be alert,” said Collins.

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