Georgia Department of Transportation officials say the rebuilding of a section of I-85 in Atlanta is entering a critical stage this week.
Crews have been working to meet a June 15 deadline to repair the road following a March 30 fire that destroyed a section of I-85 at Piedmont Road.
GDOT crews are setting beams for the I-85 project, which means “continuous lane closures” on Piedmont are expected from 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 26. The announcement from GDOT says, “The Buford-Spring Connector will be open to traffic, but the southbound access ramp from Piedmont road to the Buford-Spring Connector will be closed.”
“Motorists who regularly use Piedmont Road near I-85 are advised to plan ahead to avoid this route during the specified hours,” the announcement from GDOT says. “As always, motorists traveling in the affected areas are reminded to reduce their speeds while traveling through the work zone. Georgia DOT urges motorists to wear seatbelts, eliminate distractions behind the wheel and plan their routes before getting on the road by calling 511 for real-time information.”