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I-75 South Express Lanes Update

Mt. Carmel Bridge Replacement

Listen up, south Atlanta commuters: Georgia DOT will close the Mt. Carmel Bridge in McDonough beginning in September 2015 to construct a new bridge. So start planning your alternate routes now!

The Mt. Carmel Bridge is being widened to accommodate the construction of the new I-75 South Metro Express Lanes, which will travel under the bridge. The new bridge will include wider 14-foot lanes and sidewalks. The bridge replacement project will last approximately 9 months, and a detour will be in effect on Jonesboro Road and Mill Road.

With the bridge closing, only local traffic will be permitted to travel on Mt. Carmel Road. The following detour will be in effect beginning September 2015:

  • Traveling east on Mt. Carmel Road: Turn left onto Mill Road, then head north. Turn right onto Jonesboro Road, crossing over I-75.
  • Traveling west on Jonesboro Road: Cross over I-75 and turn left onto Mill Road, then head south.

To stay in the know about Mt. Carmel bridge and all the Georgia Express Lanes projects, visit

Download the Mt. Carmel Bridge Fact Sheet here.

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