Northwest Corridor Express Express Lanes: Recently, the HOT lane along I-85 hit a new record. It can now cost up to $11.00 to drive in through Gwinnett County. Meanwhile, construction started late last year, and things are moving quickly for the future Northwest Corridor Express Lanes. Nearly 30 miles of reversible toll lanes are being built along I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee Counties.
If you drive anywhere near this area, you know...construction is in full swing. These new lanes will be different from the toll lanes we already know all about on I-85.
You can expect minor traffic shifts along the Northwest Corridor while they work, but they will also be bringing in large beams in the next month. For weekly construction updates, or for more information on the project you can click here.
DOT says the Express Lanes will eventually help drivers move past Braves stadium traffic. They're set to open in the Summer of 2018, in time for the second season at SunTrust Park. A few months before that, 12 miles of similar Express Lanes will open up on the Southside of I-75, in Henry County.Olypmic Hurdler Aleec Harris: From a troubled youth to the top of the world. Aleec Harris from Duluth was headed down the wrong track, until he found the sport of hurdling. Harris made a choice to leave behind the world of drugs, fighting, and gangs and never looked back. According to him "track and field saved my life".These days, he's running with a completely different crowd, and doing it faster than anyone else. No one in the world in 2015 has run the 110m hurdles faster than Harris and he has his sights set on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. His is a story of faith, family, and a lot of hard work and dedication, and one that continues to be written. To watch Buck Lanford's story click here. For more information on Harris, follow him on twitter @HarrisAleec. For today's story click here.
PITCH PERFECT 2: Singer, actress and award winning music producer, Ester Dean along with German actor, musician and performance artist, Flula Borg and comedian, Hana Mae Lee join anchor Karen Graham for a preview on what to expect in PITCH PERFECT 2. For more on Pitch Perfect 2 click here.
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"Star Wars" Fever Builds At LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
The whole world is waiting for the newest installment in the "Star Wars" movie franchise, with fans going crazy for the recently-released "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" teaser. And while the film is still months away, a new component at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is already bringing that "far, far away" galaxy here to North Georgia.
The LEGO Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace Miniland Display is a limited-time, walk-through attraction at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta until the end of the year. Interactive features include a "Droid Destruction" game, in which kids can help defeat the Droid Army, and a Podrace with young Anakin Skywalker. Meanwhile, the LEGO display brings to life the desert planet of Tattoine and the ancient doomed city of Naboo. Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, making friends with some young Padawans. For more click here.