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Hours extended for flex shoulder lanes on Ga. 400

SOUTH FORSYTH — Ga. 400 commuters can use the flex shoulder lanes for an additional hour during morning and afternoon weekday rush hours.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has extended the hours to 6 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Patrick Allen, metro assistant district engineer with the DOT, said the move came after “commuters voiced their concerns about extending the hours.”

“The new hours for the flex shoulder lanes on Ga. 400 are a part of the Georgia DOT’s commitment to relieve traffic congestion in metro Atlanta,” he said.

The northbound flex shoulder lanes start at the MARTA North Springs Station and end at Northridge Road. The southbound lanes start at Holcomb Bridge Road and end at the same MARTA station.

According to the DOT, motorists should not exceed the posted 45-mph shoulder lane advisory speed limit and exercise extreme caution. 

The flex shoulder lanes debuted in spring 2012 on Ga. 400 south.