Interstate 85 Bridge Collapse
According to Georgia DOT, the expected increase in traffic volume has the potential to increase average travel times by at least 30 percent throughout metro Atlanta, drastically lowering the average speed on area roads due to increased congestion.
The Atlanta Regional Commission is providing alternate route options to commercial vehicles and large trucks to help them get through the region. These types of vehicles are also encouraged to only travel through the metro area during overnight hours and take advantage of I-285 to bypass the city.
Alternate Routes & Road Closures
- I-85 is closed from I-75/Brookwood split to the North Druid Hills Exit
- Motorists traveling northbound on I-85 from the southside of Atlanta will be diverted to northbound I-75 at Brookwood near 17th Street
- Motorists traveling southbound on I-85 north of Atlanta will be diverted to northbound on SR400
- Motorists traveling southbound on SR400 from north of Atlanta will be diverted at Sidney Marcus exit
- Motorists are encouraged to utilize their favorite wayfinding app to help navigate to their destinations.
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Make plans to ride MARTA or use alternate routes if you commute to or through Atlanta! I-85 is CLOSED between I-75 and GA 400 (Buckhead). ALL LANES of I-85 North AND South are currently closed from the downtown connector to GA 400 (aprox 3 mi). Traffic on GA 400 South is being diverted onto exit 2/Lenox rd, while traffic on I-85 South is being diverted onto exit 86 GA 400 North.
**Lanes are expected to remain closed indefinitely.**
Please continue to follow Georgia 511 for updates or call 511 for traffic information.