Camp Creek Marketplace roundabout construction begins June 18


Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes during construction of the Camp Creek Marketplace mini roundabout beginning Monday June 18, according to a press release. The project touted to bring relief to the intersection of Camp Creek Parkway and Interstate 285.

Although that part of the project will be done in about two months, the state Department of Transportation estimates the diverging diamond — a reconfiguration of the road that makes it easier to make left turns onto interstates and move traffic faster — will take about 18 months to complete.

The more than $8 million project is the latest in a string of “diverging diamonds” constructed in metro Atlanta, including “diamonds” at Ashford Dunwoody in DeKalb County, Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Gwinnett County and Windy Hill Road in Cobb County. The long timeline will exacerbate delays on Camp Creek when lanes are closed for the work.

The re-imagining of the Camp Creek Parkway/I-285 interchange is a long-sought dream for business leaders, motorists and officials alike. In addition to the GDOT and the CID for Aerotropolis — a business group focusing on promoting development around Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — other participants include East Point, Atlanta and Fulton and Clayton counties.

Progress reports will be posted frequently on social media channels:

  • www.twitter.com/AeroCIDs
  • www.facebook.com/AeroCIDs/
  • www.linkedin.com/company/aerotropolis-atlanta-cids



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