Four days after a massive fire caused part of I-85 to collapse and shut down the interstate in both directions indefinitely, crews are focusing on repairing Piedmont Road to ease traffic congestion.
It is one of several much-traveled routes shut down after the collapse, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.
Although no one was injured in the incident, which happened Thursday just south of Ga. 400 on I-85 North, it means a section of the busy interstate that roughly 243,000 vehicles traveled on daily is now out of service.
Repairs are expected to take several months, meaning long-term closures.
And new Monday, a deadly crash shut down another alternate into downtown Atlanta on I-20 West at Hill Street.
VIEW OPEN ROUTES:
- Taking the I-75 South ramp to I-85 North, exit the Buford-Spring Connector.
- Taking the I-75/85 North ramp to I-85 North, exit the Buford-Spring Connector.
- One lane is open on Piedmont Road southbound to the Buford-Spring Connector.
- Northbound traffic is open on the Buford-Spring Connector, and so is southbound traffic south of Piedmont Road.
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