Again?! Highway sign blocks major metro Atlanta interstate for hours

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — All lanes have reopened after crews removed a sign that was hanging over Interstate 85 in Union City for hours

The sign started to fall in the northbound lanes of I-85 near Flat Shoals Road, which is exit 66, just before noon.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials told Channel 2 Action News that a large commercial truck hit the sign, causing it hang down. The repair work finished shortly after 3 p.m. and the lanes reopened.


It’s been a busy week on metro Atlanta interstates for GDOT crews.

On Monday, a crash caused a highway sign to collapse onto I-285 in DeKalb County. Lanes were blocked for hours as crews worked to clear the accident and fuel that spilled.

The truck driver was cited for failure to maintain lane. According to the driver, he was traveling on I-285 SB when a vehicle abruptly changed lanes in front of him causing him to lose control.

No other vehicles were involved and the driver is expected to fully recover.

On Tuesday, a truck overturned in the southbound lanes of I-85 before Chamblee Tucker Road, which is near Spaghetti Junction. GDOT crews had to shut down several lanes to resurface the roadway.

The roadway was closed until just before 7 p.m.