We’re nearly two weeks removed from the shocking fire and collapse of a section of the I-85 overpass near Piedmont Road, and construction crews are working around the clock on the rebuilding process to re-open one of the city’s major traffic arteries.
Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry originally announced a June 15th target for re-opening, a timeline much shorter than many feared after the collapse. On Wednesday at the site of the bridge, where U.S. Senator David Perdue was touring the scene, McMurry announced $3.1 million worth of incentives for C.W. Matthews, the company contracted to rebuild the bridge, if they could finish the project earlier than expected.
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