HOV ramps on I-85 at Lindbergh Dr. close - New York News

HOV ramps on I-85 at Lindbergh Dr. close

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

A major construction project could affect commuters on Tuesday, and for months to come.

"It's going to back up traffic even more.  It's already congested as it is, what's the point in redoing it?" asked driver Shawn Robinson.
 
Starting Monday night, signs alerted drivers that the Georgia Department of Transportation shut down the on and off HOV ramps on Interstate 85 at Lindbergh Drive.

They'll remain that way for six months as work continues on the Interstate 85/Ga. 400 interchange project. Crews will eventually work in the area on a bridge foundation for the interchange, connecting the two major highways.
 
"The thing is, it takes forever to get to work, so I don't know how long it's going to take to do construction on 400.  So they need to finish it as soon as possible because it's the busiest place in Atlanta, pretty much," said driver Serkan Cetin.
 
Drivers anticipated a rough go of it for those unaware of the big changes.
 
Cetin told FOX 5 he thinks drivers are going to have to their homes earlier to get to work.

"It's going to be real bad.  I live out in Conyers but I know people who use that roadway.  It's bad enough now, so it's going to magnify the situation," said Robinson.
       
Drivers are encouraged to use Cheshire Bridge Road as an alternate route.
       
More lane closures are expected as the project advances. The ramps are scheduled to reopen by the end of July.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Suffolk County jail warden is highest-paid muni worker in NY

    Suffolk County jail warden is highest-paid muni worker in NY

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:48:14 GMT
    New York State NewsNew York State News
    The Empire Center for Public Policy reports 1,803 local government employees outside of New York City have been paid more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $179,000 salary in the past year. The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the 50 highest-paid municipal employees working for police departments or sheriff's offices and each taking home more than $250,000.
    The Empire Center for Public Policy reports 1,803 local government employees outside of New York City have been paid more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $179,000 salary in the past year. The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the 50 highest-paid municipal employees working for police departments or sheriff's offices and each taking home more than $250,000.
  • Manhattan nursery school's sanitizing machine keeps air clean

    Manhattan nursery school's sanitizing machine keeps air clean

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:47:17 GMT
    All of us feel the same way about "cooties": Eww. At the Goddard School on the Upper West Side, a high-tech machine is keeping "cooties" out of the classroom. "This is the latest and then most effective sanitization method available today," says Bill Swan, the owner of the Goddard School. He purchased the ZONO Sanitech for his school about six months ago. The machine is the size of a double refrigerator and uses oxygen to kill viruses and bacteria.
    All of us feel the same way about "cooties": Eww. At the Goddard School on the Upper West Side, a high-tech machine is keeping "cooties" out of the classroom. "This is the latest and then most effective sanitization method available today," says Bill Swan, the owner of the Goddard School. He purchased the ZONO Sanitech for his school about six months ago. The machine is the size of a double refrigerator and uses oxygen to kill viruses and bacteria.
  • NYC's pickup basketball games moving indoors

    NYC's pickup basketball games moving indoors

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:54:18 GMT
    Believe it or not this, some say New York's outdoor basketball courts are a dying entity. Even Rucker Park in Harlem -- where Dr. J and countless others honed their skills -- used to be standing room only all times of the day. Now there's plenty of room to stand on most days.Basketball programs like one at Chelsea Piers are gaining popularity. That means the place to hoop it up for many appears to be indoors.
    Believe it or not this, some say New York's outdoor basketball courts are a dying entity. Even Rucker Park in Harlem -- where Dr. J and countless others honed their skills -- used to be standing room only all times of the day. Now there's plenty of room to stand on most days.Basketball programs like one at Chelsea Piers are gaining popularity. That means the place to hoop it up for many appears to be indoors.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices