Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell R. McMurry, P.E. briefed members of the media on the status of the catastrophic incident that significantly impacted I-85 and the broader transportation network. McMurry thanked all of the many people who have responded and who continue to work on clearing the scene and are beginning the structural analysis. Key highlights of the briefing and road closures are as follows:
More than 700,000 K-12 Students and Teachers Participated in Nation's Leading Recycling Competition
Bon Air Elementary School of Kokomo, Indiana, was crowned as the national champion of Keep America Beautiful's Recycle-Bowl, the national recycling competition for elementary-, middle- and high-school students, teachers and school communities.
Tiernan & Patrylo recently partnered with Hannah Solar on two roof-mount solar arrays atop their buildings in Peachtree City. The combined 755 kilowatt (kW) systems are just the latest addition to the properties, which the company recently revitalized under the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Brownfield program.
Detour routes will be established to route vehicular and pedestrian traffic around the closure
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. contractors will continuously close Irwin Street where it intersects the Eastside Trail in order to construct a portion of the Eastside Trail Extension. Monday morning, March 20,2017 through Monday, April 17. The closure will be 24 hours a day during this period.Intersection of Irwin Street and Eastside Trail (between Sampson Street/Auburn Avenue and Krog Street, Old Fourth Ward/Inman Park area).
Participation free for DeKalb County residents
The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a bi-annual household hazardous waste recycling event Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.
I’m calling it the Atlanta miracle. Three weeks after the Centers for Disease Control abruptly canceled a conference on climate change and health for fear of running afoul of the new administration (not the officially-stated reason), a team of stakeholders led by former Vice President Al Gore pulled off a one-day conference—the Climate and Health Meeting—at the Carter Center last Thursday featuring some of the world’s leading experts on the topic.