Starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, new lanes on Georgia 400 southbound in Forsyth County will be open to traffic.
Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Katie Strickland said the final section between State Route 369 (Browns Bridge Road) and State Route 141 (Peachtree Parkway) will be ready for morning drive traffic.
"The widening of State Route 400 has added an additional lane in each direction between McFarland Parkway to State Route 369, along with widening the bridges over Big Creek and Lake Lanier," Strickland wrote in a press release.
C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. began work in April 2015 on the corridor.
Strickland said the project was made possible through a partnership between Forsyth County and the Georgia Department of Transportation. Georgia DOT contributed $13 million to the construction work and the remainder of the project funding – approximately $57.6 million – came from the Forsyth County Transportation Bond.
There's still some additional work to do to replace concrete sections, as well as some concrete grinding. Strickland said those tasks should be finished by October 31.