— Lori Geary (@lorigeary) May 22, 2013
Governor Deal today announced plans to improve the 285/400 interchange. In addition to State funds, the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts will chip in $10.5 million.
“This interchange is crucial to one of the metro region’s greatest economic engines. This project provides important economic and quality of life benefits,” said Deal. “It improves the movement of people and goods across and within the state, expands Georgia’s role as a major logistics hub for global commerce and assists in creating jobs and growing businesses. Due to limited resources, this model of partnership gives us the tools we need to facilitate major transportation projects.”
“Improvements to the I-285 and Ga. 400 Interchange are the No. 1 priority for the Perimeter CIDs,” said Perimeter CIDs President and CEO Yvonne Williams. “The Perimeter CIDs have a track record of success in moving transportation projects forward through public-private partnerships,” citing the Hammond Half-Diamond Interchange at Ga. 400, Georgia’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange and the Perimeter Center Parkway Bridge across I-285.