ATLANTA -- The I-85 bridge be finally on the verge of opening, but that doesn't mean traffic cones are going away anytime soon.
More specifically, drivers in Atlanta can expect to see non-emergency construction beginning once again around the city as traffic returns to normal on one of Atlanta's most traveled arteries.
On April 10, Mayor Kasim Reed issued the executive order to suspend most construction to help mitigate traffic congestion. But with the reopening comes the return of those projects inside the city limits. The city will also be removing all "No Thru Traffic" signs that were previously posted near the bridge.
“I want to thank our GDOT partners for working around the clock to repair and open Interstate 85 way ahead of schedule,” Reed said. “I also want to thank our residents, visitors and public employees for their patience during a time when normal travel routes throughout the city had to be adjusted.”
Even as the bridge reopens, the city is encouraging those who can to take advantage of MARTA and Atlanta Street Car when possible.