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I-85 Bridge Collapse: Resources for Commuters

Post Date:04/13/2017 10:39 AM

In preparation for the reopening of I-85 by Monday, GDOT crews will close lanes and pace traffic overnight May 11 and 12. These closures will allow Georgia DOT to restore traffic conditions that existed prior to the closure of I-85.

GDOT Bridge Reconstruction Updates

For updates on GDOT's bridge reconstruction progress, click here.

MARTA Resources

Commuters can check the parking lot status at the Brookhaven and nearby MARTA stations here.
For MARTA routes and schedules, visit www.itsmarta.com.

More Commute Options

For additional commute options, visit Georgia Commute Options for more resources and cash incentive information, and www.xpressga.com for information on GRTA express routes.

Perimeter Community Improvement Districts also offers a website, www.PerimeterConnects.com, with information on available commute options and incentives. For employers, the PCID's Connectors Resource page includes how-to guides for topics like Workplace Flexibility and Transit Pass Programs.

The Atlanta Regional Commission offers resources and information on carpooling, vanpooling, teleworking, biking and walking and other options.

'Don't Block the Box' & Traffic Management

Brookhaven Police are reminding motorists "Don't Block the Box."

The "box" is the marked boundary in an intersection that a vehicle blocks when it enters that intersection and is not able to exit on the opposite side, blocking other vehicles and pedestrians. In Georgia, this is illegal and costs offenders up to $500 in fines, as well as driving record points on your driving record.

The Brookhaven Police are enforcing this rule. "Even if the light is green, do not pull up and block the box," said Police Chief Gary Yandura. "Wait until you have plenty of room to clear the intersection."

While Brookhaven Police are not directing traffic in areas affected by the bridge collapse as the Georgia Department of Transportation is currently adjusting traffic signals to better manage traffic flow, Yandura explained that officers are out and enforcing the "Don't Block the Box" rule.

For more information on the "Don't Block the Box" campaign, click here.