Motorists will now have a easier time traveling between Buckhead and Brookhaven.
Two new flyover ramps are now open connecting GA 400 southbound to I-85 northbound and I-85 southbound to GA 400 northbound.
"This was a project that was included in the original proposal for... 400 but was abandoned about 20 years ago because they thought the cost was going to be too much and that the traffic just wasn't going to justify that," says Gov. Nathan Deal who was on hand for the ribbon cutting.
He says the $21.4 million project was solely paid for with GA 400 tolls that have since ended. Additional toll revenue is also being used for more than a dozen other road projects along the corridor.
"This project was added rather late in the process and that required that the toll be extended longer than originally I had hoped it would be, but I think that extension which provided the revenue to make this project possible is certainly justified," says Deal.
The Georgia Department of Transportation says more than 32,000 vehicles are expected to use the new ramps daily with that number increasing to nearly 40,000 by 2035.
The new ramps are expected to reduce traffic on Sidney Marcus Boulevard by up to 6,000 cars per day.
Multiple lanes on I-85 will be closed over the weekend into Monday to install new signage.