SLIDESHOW: Senator David Perdue tours I-85 bridge repair site - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

SLIDESHOW: Senator David Perdue tours I-85 bridge repair site

GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry and U.S. Sen. David Perdue. (Source: Office of Senator David Perdue) GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry and U.S. Sen. David Perdue. (Source: Office of Senator David Perdue)
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ATLANTA (WTVM) – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) toured the construction site of the I-85 bridge repair Tuesday.

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation said the state of Georgia is offering $3.1 million in incentives to get I-85 reopened by June 15.

When touring the construction site, Perdue said, “I am grateful that no Georgians were injured during the I-85 bridge collapse. After surveying the damage first hand on the ground, I am confident we will continue to work closely to coordinate our state and federal entities to get I-85 up and running again as soon as humanly possible,” said Sen. Perdue.

GDOT said it believes it is possible to get I-85 reconstructed as quickly as mid to late May.

Click here to view alternate routes around the I-85 construction site.

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