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GDOT Reconfigures Roads Near I-85, Prepares For Bridge Opening

May 12, 2017

The Georgia Department of Transportation is returning roads to the way they were before the March 30  Interstate 85 bridge collapse.

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GDOT is closing the Buford Spring Connector southbound at I-85 tonight. That will allow crews to return the on-ramp to I-85 South back to one lane.

Thursday night, GDOT closed a few roads as parts of Buford Highway, Sidney Marcus and Piedmont Circle were returned to their usual configurations.  

If the weather complies, officials say the new I-85 bridge could reopen before Monday.

"There will be no ribbon-cutting this weekend; there will be no parade because we want you on the road as soon as it is ready.  So as soon as it's signed off by the contractor, we're opening up the road," GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale said.

The closures that start tonight are expected to be completed by early Saturday morning.