ATLANTA - The new I-85/GA 400 interchange ramps are set to open Wednesday during the afternoon rush.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Nathan Deal and other State and local leaders at 2:15 p.m.
Mark McKinnon with the Georgia Department of Transportation says, "then we are going to check everything out one last time then we will pull the barricades away and let traffic go." he says that should be around 5 or 6 p.m.
McKinnon says he thinks the new flyover will be a game changer in this area.
"It's a very difficult transition to get from 400 south to 85 north vice versa,” says McKinnon.
The new flyover ramps will provide I-85 southbound traffic with direct access to Ga. 400 northbound, and also give Ga. 400 southbound motorist a direct ramp to I-85 northbound. The ramps are expected to help ease traffic on Buckhead surface streets like Sidney Marcus, Cheshire Bridge and Buford Highway.
The DOT expects 5,000-to-6,000 drivers a day will use the new ramps and stay off the surface streets in Buckhead.