DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Transportation has closed two inside lanes of
southbound Interstate 85 near Clairmont Road indefinitely to make emergency repairs to the road.
Channel 2's Jeff Dore observed the repairs Monday afternoon.
"In the three hours we've been out here, we've seen some real progress," Dore said.
He saw GDOT workers using heavy equipment to fish out big, broken chunks of concrete that had been part of the underground drainage channel. The heavy rain Sunday night was the final washout to finish off the HOV lane on I-85.
But commuters, including a GDOT employee, said she had been noticing a deepening dip there for more than a week.
"If you can come earlier, come later, if you can take a van pool, if you can do something besides putting an extra car through here, especially tomorrow morning, we would really appreciate that, and we appreciate the patience as well," said GDOT spokeswoman Natalie Dale.
Workers and heavy equipment will be in close proximity to the I-85 southbound lanes, so drivers are being urged to drive slowly, exercising extreme caution in this work zone.
2 lanes of I-85 near Clairmont Rd. closed indefinitely
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