Next Generation Cat Excavators Deliver More Choices 36-Ton Size Class

Keep Up To Date with Thousands of Other Readers.

Our newsletters cover the entire industry and only include the interests that you pick. Sign up and see.

Submit Email
No, Thank You.

ATL Bridge Opens Before Memorial Day

Tue May 02, 2017 - Southeast Edition
CEG


GDOT officials said reconstruction of the bridge will cost up to $16.6 million.
GDOT officials said reconstruction of the bridge will cost up to $16.6 million.

State officials say a collapsed interstate bridge in the heart of Atlanta that's being rebuilt will be reopened weeks earlier than expected.

Local news organizations report the Georgia Department of Transportation said May 1 the new section of Interstate 85 will be opened before the Memorial Day weekend. Officials initially pledged a June 15 completion date after the bridge collapsed on March 30 following a massive fire.

GDOT officials said reconstruction of the bridge will cost up to $16.6 million. The federal government is expected to pay 90 percent of the cost.

GDOT construction director Marc Mastronardi says the estimate includes $3.1 million in incentives for a contractor to complete the work before June 15, though it must conclude the project by mid-May to earn the full amount.—AP