Gaping hole on Atlanta interstate

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 7:52 AM
Last updated 6:13 PM
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ATLANTA — Crews are continuing repair work on a gaping hole in some lanes of Interstate 85 near the northeast edge of Atlanta.

Workers early this morning had two southbound lanes blocked just before the start of the morning rush hour. By 6:30 a.m., traffic was backing up ahead of the construction zone as commuters headed into the city.

The southbound HOV lane and the lane next to it on the left were closed while maintenance crews repair a broken drainage structure and repair a sinkhole beneath it. State transportation officials tell WSB-TV that work to make the repairs would likely last until at least mid-day on Wednesday.

Drivers are being asked to carpool or avoid the area -- near the Clairmont Road exit -- if possible.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 07:04 am
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little bitty hole ...heh

Just a little challenge on your way in to work.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 10/08/13 - 07:04 am
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Nothing New

But I though the American Taxpayers dumped $400+ Billion into Shovel Ready jobs 4 years ago?

So why do we still have motorcycle tire size holes in I-20 west between Mile markers 170 to 144 after 2+ years?

Why are we paying TOLL for Interstate Highways in Atlanta?

There are a lot of WHYS's but few "Credible" answers being given.

What happen to the Taxpayers $$$$$$?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 10/08/13 - 07:08 am
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I am waiting for a spaghetti Junction bridge to collapse.

SBI4 didn't that almost happen back in 2002-4?
A big truck hit a bridge pillar and they had to close the I-85/I285 East
bridge?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/08/13 - 07:09 am
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Where is the reporting on ARC's "holee roads"?
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Where is the reporting on ARC's "holee roads"?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 07:30 am
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Collapse

Please don't even think it....we have had accidents there & some deadly ones but I don't remember anything like a collapse..but just like there...we need road work done....every rain just brings up new holes...on interstates that is a tough road to hoe.

karradur
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karradur 10/08/13 - 08:28 am
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...

I don't know if the word "gapes" is really the best choice here.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 10/09/13 - 06:58 am
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Sneaky floy

DOT is just making us use 400 to get the fitty cents.

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