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13 March 2015

Airport West CID & GADOT Schedule Informational Meeting on Easing Camp Creek Pkwy Congestion

An intersection known for tough traffic is slated to be transformed, and officials will explain Atlanta’s next major transportation enhancement at a special meeting this month.

Representatives from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), City of East Point and Airport West Community Improvement District (AWCID) will be present to discuss plans for a diverging diamond interchange (DDI) coming to the I-285 bridge over Camp Creek Parkway (aerial shown below). Stakeholders can join in a public meeting, 25 March 2015 from 6:30 to 7:30PM at the Courtyard Atlanta Airport West (2400 Creek Point Dr., East Point).

(Camp Creek Pkwy, shown above, is slated to become the newest home to the diverging diamond interchange in metro Atlanta. Image courtesy Google Earth. )

DDIs are already successfully alleviating congestion in Gwinnett and north Fulton. The unique travel pattern shifts traffic to opposing sides as they cross over expressways, making it faster and easier to complete left turns to access interstates.

AWCID Executive Director Gerald McDowell said the much-needed interchange improvement is a cooperative effort joining the area’s private sector with municipal and state transportation authorities.

“We are proud to partner with the Georgia Department of Transportation and greatly appreciate the department’s leadership in this vitally important initiative,” McDowell said. “We want to invite all of our commercial property owners, business leaders and residents to join us on March 25 to hear key project details from state and local transportation resources. This is an important first step for the DDI effort.”

The Camp Creek Parkway DDI is expected to cost an estimated $8 million, and construction could begin as early as 2017.