2 years of road widening ahead for Hwy. 85 north of Fayetteville

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Map of 6-lane road widening project on Ga. Highway 85 leading into Clayton County. Graphic/Fayette County
Map of 6-lane road widening project on Ga. Highway 85 leading into Clayton County. Graphic/Fayette County.

A project to widen Ga. Highway 85 north of Fayetteville from 4 to 6 lanes was awarded to C.W. Mathews Contracting Co. by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The project officially started on August 1 and will conclude in the summer of 2026. The purpose is to make improvements along Hwy. 85 from Ga. Highway 279 to Roberts Drive.

The 0.75-mile segment south of Pointe South Parkway consists of changing from a ditch section to a curb and gutter with sidewalks. The project will also reconstruct both the northbound and southbound bridges on Hwy. 85 over Camp Creek.

The estimated construction cost is $53 million. The total length of the project is 3.9 miles. The speed limit for the project will be 45 mph.

For more information, visit https://www.dot.ga.gov/applications/geopi/Pages/Search.aspx# and enter project ID #721290. You may also contact the Fayette County Public Works Department at 770-320-6010 or publicworks@fayettecountyga.gov.