Completion of final phase of bridge replacement over GA 400 allows busy road to reopen for drivers

After nearly a year of closure, the busy road over Georgia 400 is set to reopen on Friday afternoon.

Pitts Bridge Road in Sandy Springs will be reopened by crews, marking the final phase of the project aimed at enhancing the bridges over Ga. 400.

The updated Pitts Bridge Road will feature expanded and elevated structures, accompanied by a brand-new multi-use path and sidewalk.

Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach is giving us a live update on the improvements and their impact on your daily commute. Tune in to Channel 2 Action News This Morning for more details.

Drivers residing in the area express their satisfaction with the reopening of the road. A mother, who resides in a neighborhood on one side of the bridge, recounts the inconvenience of having to take a detour to ensure her children reach school and attend their activities on the opposite side.

Brittany Van Rensburg informed Gehlbach that she loses approximately 15 minutes each way whenever she goes somewhere.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has begun the process of replacing three old bridges over Ga. 400 as a key component of the upcoming project to introduce new express lanes.

The reopening of the Kimball Bridge Road and Roberts Drive bridges has been a significant development in recent months. Now, with the reopening of the Pitts Road bridge, the final piece of the puzzle is complete. This marks a major milestone in the restoration of the local infrastructure.

Several neighbors acknowledged that they appreciated the secluded nature of their community, which provided a respite from the hustle and bustle of the outside world and resulted in reduced traffic. However, they are eagerly looking forward to re-establishing their connection with the surrounding area.

Freda Brazle expressed her relief, saying, “I have been waiting patiently for a long time.”

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) expects the road to be reopened by the end of Friday afternoon, with the possibility of an earlier reopening time during the day.

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