Firefighters work on Piedmont Road as smoke fills the sky at the scene of a bridge collapse at I-85 on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/
Photo: Curtis Compton/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: Curtis Compton/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

What section of Piedmont Road is closed from the I-85 collapse?

Update: GDOT has provided specific detours for drivers after a portion of I-85 caught fire and collapsed Thursday evening.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has outlined alternative routes for drivers after part of I-85 collapsed after a fire. I-85 is closed in both directions from the I-75/Brookwood split to the North Druid Hills exit. The detour includes Piedmont Road from Cheshire Bridge Road to Sydney Marcus Blvd.

Original story: The 1-85 bridge collapse that closed a crucial section of one of metro Atlanta’s busiest highways has also shut down part of the busy road that runs under it. 

How the I-85 closure will affect your commute

The section of Piedmont Road that runs under the bridge is closed to thru traffic from Sidney Marcus Boulevard on the north to Cheshire Bridge Road on the south, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Alternate Routes to Get You Around I-85 Bridge Collapse

GDOT hasn’t provided specific detours, but suggests motorists use navigation apps or take MARTA, if possible.

Lindbergh Center is the closest MARTA station to Sidney Marcus Boulevard.

The Thursday evening fire happened on I-85 northbound just south of Ga. 400 near Piedmont Road.

See other ways the 1-85 closure will affect your commute. 


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