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Atlanta Streetcar Utility & Right of Way Survey Begins

February 7,2011

OVERVIEW:
The City of Atlanta, Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and MARTA have commissioned Subsurface Utility Exploration (SUE) along the Atlanta Streetcar route beginning Monday, February 7th. This project is expected to last approximately 45 days weather permitting.

PURPOSE OF SUBSURFACE UTILITY EXPLORATION (SUE):
Before construction of the Atlanta Streetcar can begin, contractors will evaluate and locate any possible utilities under the road surface, as well as, prepare a detailed Right of Way survey.

HOW BUSINESSES WILL BE AFFECTED ALONG THE ATLANTA STREETCAR ROUTE:
The project will have minimal impact on traffic and access to buildings along the corridor. There may be partial closures of sidewalks during the survey and exploration work, however, alternate access will be maintained at all times. Parking will be affected for periods of 1 to 2 hours (one
parking space) or if necessary one parking space may have to be utilized for an entire day.

ABOUT THE ATLANTA STREETCAR:
In October 2010, the City of Atlanta along with MARTA and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District were awarded $47.6 million from the US Department of Transportation for the Atlanta Streetcar Project. The Atlanta Streetcar will be a modern, accessible, electrically‐powered transit
system. The first phase of the project will run for 2.62 miles in the heart of Atlanta’s downtown, business, tourism and convention corridor connecting the city’s most visited tourist attractions,such as the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca‐Cola, CNN Center and the Martin Luther King Jr.,
Historic Site.

CONTACTS:
If you have questions or concerns regarding the project management, scope of work or other aspects of the project, please contact 404‐330‐6739 or email atlantastreetcar@atlantaga.gov For more information on the Atlanta Streetcar visit www.georgiatransitconnector.com