I-85 collapse: Lane reopens on Buford-Spring Connector

I-85 collapse: Lane reopens on Buford-Spring Connector

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A southbound lane on the Buford-Spring Connector is open to traffic after the I-85 collapse. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
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  • A massive fire on I-85 shut down the interstate and some alternate routes.
  • The Buford-Spring Connector is one of those routes.
  • You can now access the Buford-Spring Connector from southbound I-85.
  • Use for local traffic only, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

One week after a massive fire caused part of I-85 to collapse and shut down the interstate and some alternate routes, a portion of one of those routes reopened Thursday. 

Drivers can now use a left lane of the Buford-Spring Connector leaving I-85 southbound, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

I-85 collapse: Lane reopens on Buford-Spring Connector

But they can’t access the roadway from Sidney Marcus Boulevard, which is bad news for Ga. 400 drivers, the Traffic Center reported.

Traffic on the Buford-Spring Connector northbound started building fast Thursday between Midtown and Sidney Marcus Boulevard, according to the Traffic Center.

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