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Old 03-30-2017, 06:08 PM
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At least snowmagedon was over in a few days. This thing will take a few months.
I wouldn't be surprised if "few" meant 18-20.

Its an elevated section.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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It's a relatively small section, and they will fast track the work like crazy, probably be large crews working on it all day and night every day. So maybe only a couple months.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:18 PM
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It's a relatively small section, and they will fast track the work like crazy, probably be large crews working on it all day and night every day. So maybe only a couple months.
If the bridge collapsed, the support beams will almost certainly have to be rebuilt. I'm not an engineer, but I guess those would take a couple of months just to cure, not even counting construction time.

At Pensacola it was years before they fixed I-10 after it collapsed after the hurricane.. They did put up some temporary bridging. But it was down to one lane for a long, long time--looked it up. It took 3 years. The temporary bridge was up in 2 months.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:21 PM
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Hearing state may close the schools tomorrow.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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Hearing state may close the schools tomorrow.
I'm not 100% sure but aren't the schools for most counties closed next week? I remember thinking it made no sense that it should be the week after but someone at work was insisting it's next week
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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Shout-out to the people in Gwinnett. This is what you get for not ha ing MARTA. Good luck in traffic tomorrow. Lol
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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Yes, spring break is next week, at least for North Fulton. While traffic will be lighter than normal, the trip to beaches will be painful.

What a mess. I feel for those trapped on the road for hours already, with no good news in sight. But whoever (DOT?) made the call to close the road ahead of the collapse deserves major kudos.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:27 PM
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I'm not 100% sure but aren't the schools for most counties closed next week? I remember thinking it made no sense that it should be the week after but someone at work was insisting it's next week
DeKalb County is next week. So it would be starting Spring Break 1 day early.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Shout-out to the people in Gwinnett. This is what you get for not ha ing MARTA. Good luck in traffic tomorrow. Lol
Really, dude?? C'mon.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:33 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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Really glad I'm not back home commuting. My dad shouldn't be too affected. He only takes 75->85 in the afternoon when he's going NB. If they close NB he's screwed though. 285EB in the afternoon will be backed up from past Cumberland if that happens.
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