Yes. Today’s the day – So they say.
The new Interstate 85 interchange at Poplar Road is set to open today, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Exit 44 should be open by 10 a.m. if not before, said Penny Brooks, regional spokeswoman for GDOT.
On Tuesday, crews were out working on some of the final steps to getting the interchange open. Workers were painting stripes on the pavement, pressure-washing pavement, working on traffic lights, and posting signs at the ramps on the interstate Tuesday morning.
The project has been more than 20 years in the making, and a ceremonial groundbreaking was held in May 2016. The original completion date was at the end of February.
Though the new interchange is set to open today, there will still need to be some finishing touches, such as landscaping, over the next few weeks to months.