Emergency roadwork shuts down lanes of I-285 SB, multiple vehicles with tire damage

ATLANTA — A busy stretch of Interstate 285 Southbound slowed down early Monday morning thanks to some emergency roadwork, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation 511.

Atlanta police said multiple cars driving on I-285 SB before Langford Parkway sustained severe tire damage when they hit the hole.

Several cars experienced blown tires and dented rims.

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Two right lanes were blocked starting at about 9 a.m. Monday.

Police said no one was injured.

Crews worked for a few hours to repair the sizable gaping pothole that opened on a bridge.

Repair workers widened the hole to remove and replace reinforcement steel bars in the concrete.

They inspected the bridge from above and below where it crosses over a road.


Workers filled the pothole with quick-drying concrete.

Officials say the pothole was simply a result of normal wear and tear.

It’s estimated that more than 2 million people use I-285 each day, making it one of the most heavily traveled roadways in the country.

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