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I-285 to close for blasting

I heard this tidbit from a co-worker and confirmed it via the AJC

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 07/20/05

Traffic along I-285 will stop this afternoon while the state Department of Transportation blasts underground granite to construct a bridge, Perimeter Center Parkway Overpass, which will span the highway.

The blasting on the north side of I-285 near Perimeter Center Parkway is expected to begin about 3 p.m. and last about 15 minutes, said David Spear, a spokesman for the DOT.

The blasting will close all westbound and eastbound lanes of I-285. Traffic will be escorted through the work zone before and after the blasting, Spear said.

Drivers can watch traffic at

Looks like I picked a great day to try taking Marta to the new office.

4 Comments so far

  1. Briam (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 9:04 am

    Great… I work right near there. And I thought traffic was bad before…. :-)

  2. Paulie (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 9:09 am

    Me too. My office just moved to 211 Peachtree Center Parkway.

  3. Paulie (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 9:10 am

    Um, make that 211 Perimeter Center Parkway.

  4. Briam (unregistered) on July 20th, 2005 @ 9:22 am

    I’m at 1155 Perimeter Center Parkway, were practically neighbors! I am in the building that Arby’s corporate is going to be moving into. :-)

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