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Georgia's first DDI gets green light

Georgia's first DDI gets green light

ATLANTA -- The Federal Highway Administration has officially authorized construction of Georgia's first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI).

This highway improvement will provide a major gateway into the Perimeter area, one of Metro Atlanta's largest business markets, according to the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs).

"The Diverging Diamond Interchange is expected to reduce traffic delays up to a projected 25 percent when it is opened to the public in late summer 2012," said PCIDs president and CEO Yvonne Williams. "This innovation will add interchange capacity without constructing a new bridge by restriping, altering signal timing, improving turning conditions and reconstructing a ramp.

Detour: Escape routes for weekend roadwork

Detour: Escape routes for weekend roadwork

ATLANTA -- Whether your weekend travels take you on the Perimeter, Interstate 75, Interstate 85 or Interstate 20, odds are good you'll run into road construction and traffic. Here's how to avoid getting caught in the mess.

Clayton

I-75 SB from Old Dixie Hwy. (Exit 235) to Mt. Zion Blvd. (Exit 231)
9 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Saturday
2 right lanes

Alternate: Exit onto Forest Pkwy (Exit 237) and follow Westbound to Old Dixie Hwy. and turn right. Follow Old Dixie Hwy. across I-75 where it becomes Tara Blvd. Follow Tara Blvd. to Mt Zion Road and turn left. Follow Mt Zion Road to Mt. Zion Blvd. Turn left on Mt. Zion Blvd and follow back to I-75 Southbound.

DeKalb

Weekend Traffic outlook w/ Nina Brown 6/24 - 6/26

Atlanta --  Nina Brown in the Traffic Jam Center, gives us the weekend rundown and what to expect on the major highways this weekend.

Dunwoody police receive traffic safety grant

Dunwoody police receive traffic safety grant

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded the Dunwoody Police Department a small agency incentive grant.

The $17,500 gift is intended to fund traffic safety equipment for high visibility enforcement initiatives. Traffic enforcement requires specialized equipment for effective enforcement and prosecution.

With this grant, Dunwoody police officers will receive proper equipment, training and support to enforce Georgia traffic laws and save countless lives on the road.

Thursday morning Traffic Jam update with Nina Brown

Atlanta --  Nina Brown from the Traffic Jam Center says to watch out for the commute on 20 to the downtown connector and an accident on Bouldercrest.

Good thing is that there is no rain in the forecast for the evening commute.

Follow Nina for up to the minute traffic conditions on Twitter @11AliveTraffic .

Nina in the Traffic Jam says Tuesday's 6/14 Morning Commute looks pretty normal

Atlanta --  Tuesday 6/14 morning commute looks pretty good. No major delays. Look out for the Braves game this early evening. 1st pitch is at 7:30

Make sure to follow Nina Brown and the Traffic Jam @11AliveTraffic for all the latest updates!

Monday 6/13 Traffic Update

Atlanta, GA --  Atlanta rush hour will be affected today by an overturned tractor trailer, and believe it or not, Zombies...

Log on every morning before you head out the door to find out what you can expect from the morning commute!