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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao paid a visit to the newly rebuilt I-85 bridge Thursday.

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Chao joined Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and other state officials under the reconstructed interstate overpass in Atlanta for a rededication ceremony.

She praised the completed bridge as an example of local, state and federal agencies collaborating to get something done.

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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.  

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When Georgia Department of Transportation officials said this week that the repaired bridge on Interstate 85 in Atlanta would be reopened ahead of schedule, they also released a time-lapse video to show how rapidly the project has taken shape.

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The 58-second video released this week shows the round-the-clock work that is expected to be completed by May 26.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation is being sued for the noise its making as it repairs the collapsed I-85 bridge.

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