A thruway that carries 240,000 Atlanta commuters and trucks each day is out of commission for at least several months.
"Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 85 have been closed as inspectors continue to assess the damage from Thursday’s massive fire. No one was hurt in the fire, but its location is at a central point in Atlanta’s web of major roadways that serve the metro area’s 5.7 million people and many businesses, including major corporations based in the area like Coca-Cola , Delta Air Lines and United Parcel Service
So many companies and thousands of workers will be unable to function. But the good news, no tax money for mass transit. Will Atlanta resident learn from this? Probably not, nothing is more sacred than low taxes, even being stuck in traffic for four hours a day.
|Crews work Friday on a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta that collapsed from a large fire. Both directions of the major highway are closed, and an official said it would take “at least several months” to demolish and rebuild the overpass.|