CLOSURE ADVISORY: Portman Boulevard PATH
The bike lanes on Portman Blvd will be closed from Sunday January 8, 2017 to Wednesday January 18, 2018 during the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishing Market hosted by AmericasMart.
For cyclists traveling westbound, detour signage will direct cyclist to go right (north) onto Peachtree St, left (west) onto Baker St to Centennial Olympic Park Dr.
For cyclist traveling eastbound, detour signage will direct cyclists to merge into the general purpose travel lanes.
The PATH Foundation, in conjunction with the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, is constructed a separated bike path along John Portman Jr. Boulevard – from Piedmont Avenue to Centennial Olympic Park. The 'Portman PATH' project, converted the northern most curb lane of Portman Boulevard into a separated cycling facility – providing a designated 2-way thoroughfare for cyclists using a 2' wide granite curb separation.
In addition to the installation of the separated bike path, each side of Portman Boulevard also received significant streetscape enhancements. The project scope included rebuilding sidewalks, adding landscaped tree well planters, improving stormwater infrastructure and upgrading street lights.
The Portman PATH serves as critical link between the existing PATH system from the east to Centennial Olympic Park, a significant Downtown destination.
Construction conclude in late summer 2016 and the officially opened on June 16, 2016.
Similar to the closure precedents established around the City of Atlanta, the Portman Blvd bike lanes are subject to close a handful times throughout the year for permitted events issued at the discretion of the City of Atlanta. Closures of the bike lanes will be signed and a detour route will be provided.
For additional information about this project contact Wesley Brown at (404) 648-5983 or wbrown at atlantadowntown.com.