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Government Information: Travel & Transportation

Research Guide for Government Information resources

Travel Health, spring-fall 2020

Travel

May 2012 -  The Maynard H. Jackson, Jr. International Terminal opened. Getting there: driving - I-75, Exit 239 - or, detailed directions. From the main terminal - free shuttle connector - about a 15-minute ride.

Transportation

Georgia Roads, Bridges, and Maps

I-85 collapse, March 2017

During rush hour on 3/30/17, a huge fire below I-85 - northbound - just north of Piedmont Road overpass - resulted in part of the Interstate collapsing. The next morning, inspectors determined that the southbound lanes near this will also have to replaced.  Officials are encouraging everyone to use MARTA - bus or rail - if possible. It is likely that the "obvious" surface streets such as Peachtree St. ; Roswell Road, etc. - will be gridlocked. For several months.

3/31/17 - US DOT -- Secretary Chao "directed Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials today to award $10 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help begin repairs on the bridge"

3/31/17, about 2:30pm   -- "The Atlanta Police Department has reopened the Buford-Spring Connector (Georgia 13) northbound to all traffic from West Peachtree Street to I-85" - per WXIA (ch.11)

4/10/17 -- MARTA's new parking website shows available lots (real-time from 6am to 10am, M-F)

 5/14/17 --  I-85 is open  Gov. Nathan Deal announced on Wed. 5/10 that I-85 will re-open by rush hour on Mon. 5/15 - press release

From GDOT, during the construction:

I-75SB ramp to I-85NB ramp is now open.

Closures
I-75/I-85 northbound traffic diverted to the Buford Spring Connector.
SR 400SB to I-85SB is closed. Traffic diverted to I-85NB. Last available exit is Sidney Marcus Blvd
I-85 SB is closed. Traffic diverted to SR 400NB. Last available exit is Lenox/Cheshire Bridge

Buford Spring Connector is open from Piedmont Road southbound

 

 

 

3/13/2018 -- NTSB issues "Highway Accident Brief" - HAB1802 - 11 pages [ Accident ID: HWY17IH012 ]