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Driving

20170403_093340-instagramOk, so maybe driving is not the best choice, but many people will have no other option. So what’s happening?

ALL LANES of I-85 North and South are currently closed from the Buford Hwy / SR 13 to GA 400. Please avoid that area.

  • I-85 is closed from I-75 to GA 400.   Local traffic may use I-85 from the I-75/85 split up to the Buford Hwy Conn exit.
  • Motorists traveling northbound on I-85 from points south of Atlanta should use I-285 to bypass the affected area.
  • Motorists traveling southbound on I-85 from Gwinnett Co will be diverted to northbound GA 400.  Through traffic should use I-285 to bypass the affected area
  • Motorists traveling southbound on GA 400 from north of Atlanta will be diverted to northbound I-85 or Sidney Marcus Blvd
  • Motorists are encouraged to utilize their favorite wayfinding app to help navigate to their destinations

UPDATE:  Piedmont Rd is now open in both directions underneath I-85.   There is one northbound lane open, and three southbound lanes open.

Try the Waze app to help navigate to their destinations. Lanes are expected to remain closed indefinitely. For more information please go to 511.
 

Keep in mind, even if you don’t travel through the affected portion of I-85, you WILL BE impacted. Motorists will be using I-285, I-20, I-75 and GA400 as a detour. So consider sharing the ride if possible. You may get to use HOV or HOT lanes and you’ll be helping cut down the number of cars on the road. 

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