Commuter Dude: Confusion on Northridge Road bridge

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga – Construction on the Northridge Road bridge over Georgia 400 has caused changes and confusion, prompting an alert for commuters to pay attention.

Diane Davis emailed Commuter Dude about the issue she's witnessed several times.

"They're coming straight at you while you're dead stopped," said Davis. "I'm blowing my horn like, hello, I'm sitting here waiting to turn."

State DOT crews are widening and updating the bridge. There are shifts and changes. Lanes that used to take you across the bridge don't anymore.

Despite plenty of warning signs, some drivers either haven't noticed, or simply don't want to change.

The biggest issue seems to be the lane that used to take you east, from Roswell Road, over Georgia 400. It's now a left turn lane that puts you on Dunwoody Place. But Commuter Dude saw several drivers remain in the left turn lane, then blow straight through the intersection, cutting in front of other drivers.

The lane is well marked. There are arrows on the asphalt for a long stretch, and overhead signs at the intersection.

The DOT insists the signage and markings are adequate. Sandy Springs police say there has actually been a reduction in accidents since the bridge work began, but the close calls have them calling for drivers to pay more attention.


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