On Thursday March 30, a massive fire caused part of I-85 to collapse. The fire and subsequent collapse shut down the interstate and some alternate routes.
Surface streets near the collapse — Sidney Marcus Boulevard, Piedmont Road, Cheshire Bridge Road — are open to drivers, as are parts of the Buford-Spring Connector.
But GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry has repeatedly stressed the importance of public transit and urged employers to allow telecommuting as much as possible moving forward. He also asked businesses to consider allowing workers to tweak their schedules and stay off the road during peak traffic hours.
“If we all work together, we can all get where we need to go in a relatively reasonable time frame,” McMurry said.