Demolition continues at the I-85 collapse site. (Photo by Phil Mosier)

By Evelyn Andrews

The section of Piedmont Road closed near the collapsed section of I-85 has reopened, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.

Both directions of Piedmont are now open until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, when it will be closed again for additional work. The road will reopen in time for rush hour at 5 a.m. on April 5 and stay open indefinitely, GDOT announced on Twitter.

Businesses on the closed section of Piedmont Road were closing and having a large decrease in customers March 31, the first day following the collapse.

A segment of Piedmont Road was closed following the collapse of a section of I-85, as seen above on April 1, but it has been reopened and will remain open indefinitely starting April 5, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. (Photo by Phil Mosier)

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.