GDOT’s I-285 and I-20 Interchange Project

Georgia Department of Transportation releases updates on I-285 / I-20.

Georgia Department of Transportation's I-285/I-20 East Interchange project will improve traffic flow and safety at this busy interchange. This critical junction leading to and from Stonecrest requires operational and geometric improvements to address inefficient flow of traffic and safety performance.


Lane Closure and Road Work Advisory on the I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project

WHAT: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Contractors will install overnight lane closures on Interstate 20 (I-20) in DeKalb County this weekend to continue a resurfacing project from Columbia Drive to the Rockdale County line. When complete, this resurfacing project will produce a smoother ride for drivers while also improving the condition of the deteriorating roadway. On-site signage will alert drivers approaching the area of the closures in advance. Drivers are advised to plan additional travel time and/or identify alternate routes to avoid the traffic delays related to these closures. For daily traffic impacts and real-time traffic alerts, please visit Georgia NaviGAtor at


Visit I20/I285 GDOT Weekly Updates to stay in the know and plan ahead! 

Blasting Along I-20 Requires Traffic Pacing for the I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project 

Beginning in early July, construction crews will be present along the Hillandale Drive/Fairington Road bridge and along I-20 westbound to Panola Road to commence the installation of a new noise barrier wall. In addition, there will be some intermittent noise stemming from these operations and associated construction traffic and equipment can be expected.

In the current schedule, which is weather dependent and subject to change, residents can expect the following:

Early July – staging equipment and materials

Remainder of 2024 – Construction activities for the new walls and barriers

Early 2025 – Sound wall installation 

Lane closures help ensure safety for workers and drivers through the project area as crews continue milling, inlay and resurfacing to improve the deteriorating roadway.

Advisory: Exact times may change due to weather conditions. There may be intermittent traffic pacing and lane and ramp closures that occur within the work zone in addition to this notice. Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, reduce their speed while traveling through work zones, stay alert, and watch for workers. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit, or download the Georgia 511 app.  

To learn more about the I-285/I-20 project, click here to visit GDOT's website.

GDOT's Public Outreach Meetings schedule can be viewed here.