Absolutely Fantastic engineering and recovery job in Atlanta as I-85 reopens.
The elevated interstate collapsed on March 30th. 350 feet in both directions, 10 lanes of elevated interstate, needed to be replaced. The original target projections were for a completed repair by June 15th. Today, May 12th, the Northbound lanes open, tomorrow the Southbound lanes open.
43 Days ‘Merica! We know how to get stuff done.
— 11Alive Sports (@11AliveSports) May 12, 2017
The company contracted to repair the damage can qualify for up to $3.1 million in incentives for finishing ahead of schedule.
The damaged section of the interstate, which runs through downtown, usually sees about 243,000 vehicles a day. (article link)