Downtown Navigator Updates

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Weekend Events Advisory

Downtown Atlanta is the place to be this weekend and next! However, due to these several overlapping events, please be aware of the potential for increased traffic. 
 
Upcoming Full Street Closures
BET Hip Hop Awards Street and Sidewalk Closures
When: Saturday, September 20. 12-noon to midnight
Where: Near the vicinity of the Atlanta Civic Center including the full street and sidewalk closures of:
 
  1. Piedmont Avenue between Baker Street and Pine St
     
  2. Ralph McGill Boulevard between Courtland St. and Central Park Place
     
  3. Pine Street between Piedmont Ave. and Central Park Place
     
  4. John Portman Boulevard (Harris Street) between Courtland St. and Piedmont Ave 
     
  5. Currier Street between Courtland St. and Piedmont Ave 
     
  6. Westbound lane closures along the Baker Highland Connector between Central Park Place and Courtland St
Heat Walk
When: Thursday, September 18 - Saturday, September 20. 
Where: Near the vicinity of Centennial Olympic Park Drive including the following specific road and lane closures (access the route map here): 
 
  1. Full closure of Andrew Young International Boulevard between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street (7am-7pm on Friday, 4am-11am on Saturday).
     
  2. Lane closure of Centennial Olympic Park Drive between Baker Street and Andrew Young International Boulevard. 
     
  3. Lane closure of Park Avenue West between Marietta Street and Baker Street. 
     
  4. Lane closure of Baker Street between Luckie Street/Park Avenue West and Centennial Olympic Park Drive. (Saturday Only). 
     
  5. Additional rolling closures as along race route as specified here
 
Pryor Street between Martin Luther King Jr Drive & Mitchell Street
When: Saturday, September 20-21
What: Building Maintenance
 
Gilmer Street between Courtland St. and Piedmont Ave.
What: Staging Area
When: Tuesday, September 23

Edgewood Avenue between Peachtree St. and Peachtree Center Ave. 
What: Staging Area
When: Saturday, September 24
 
Baker Street between Peachtree St. and Spring St.
What: Parade of Excellence Set Up. 
When: Saturday October 4. (3am-3pm) 
Please click here to download the full parade route. 
 
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Northside Dr. and Centennial Olympic Park Dr.
What: New Atlanta Falcons stadium construction

When: Current as of April 2014

Please click here for the MLK Detour Map

For more information, please visit www.gwcc.com

 
Spring Street Viaduct between Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Marietta St.
What: Spring Street Viaduct Replacement Phase 1
When: September 2 - Fall 2015
Full project completion date expected November 2016.
For more information, please visit  www.dot.ga.gov/springstreetdetours
Upcoming Lane Closures 
Peachtree St. (northbound curb lane) between Renaissance Pkwy and Linden Ave.  
What: Filming
When: Thursday, September 17-19
 
Courtland St. (southbound curb lane) between Renaissance Pkwy and North Ave. 
What: Filming
When: Thursday, September 17-19
 

The Heart Walk 

Where: Around the intersections of Centennial Olympic Park Dr. and Andrew Young International BLVD. and Trinity Ave. and Central Ave. Click here for 5K route map.
When: September 19-20 (5K begins at 8:30am)
 
Centennial Olympic Park Dr between Merritts Ave. and North Ave.
What: Staging Area
When: Saturday, August 30 - Saturday, November 15
 
Forsyth Street (westbound lane) between Luckie St. and Poplar St. 
What: GSU Maintenance
When: August 1 - November 1 
Highway Maintenance Updates

Work on I-285 Continues

Maintenance continues along I-285 between I-20 and SR 400. Two right lanes expected to be closed this weekend (9/20-9/30).

Upcoming Events
Loosely arranged by date. 
 
Atlanta Braves Games

Where: Turner Field

When: Nightly September 19-25 

 

The Heart Walk 

Where: Around the intersections of Centennial Olympic Park Dr. and Andrew Young International BLVD. and Trinity Ave. and Central Ave. Click here for 5K route map.

When: September 19-20

 

Music Midtown  

Where: Piedmont Park

When: Friday-Saturday, September 19-20 

 

BET Hip Hop Awards 

Where: Vicinity of The Atlanta Civic Center

When: Saturday, September 20

 

Garth Brooks Concert

Where: Philips Arena

When: Two Shows Each Night Friday and Saturday, September 19-21 

One Show Sunday, September 22

One Show Friday, September 26

One Show Saturday, September 27

 

Outkast #ATLast Concert

Where: Centennial Olympic Park

When: Friday-Sunday, September 26-28

 

4th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival

Where: Woodruff Park

When: Saturday-Sunday, September 27-28 

 

Events are listed for their impact on transportation only. For a full list of Downtown Atlanta events and happenings, please click here. 

Spring Street Viaduct Advisory

Spring Street Viaduct has closed for reconstruction. Centennial Olympic Park Drive 2-way Conversion is now in effect. 

 

This detour is expected to remain in place through Fall 2015.

 

In preparation for the detour, City staff completed the 2-way conversion of Centennial Olympic Park Drive (between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Walton Street) on August 26.  The 2-way conversion of COP Drive is a necessary part of the viaduct's detour.

 

For more information on the detour and Spring Street Viaduct's reconstruction, please visit

www.dot.ga.gov/springstreetdetours.

Atlanta Streetcar Update

Atlanta Streetcar Enters Testing & Commissioning 

 

On August 15th, the Atlanta Streetcar team completed a successful 'dead' (unpowered) tow of Streetcar 1003 along the full 2.7 mile alignment. The Project has entered its formal Testing & Commissioning phase in which all of the streetcars must undergo and pass specification, performance, and safety tests to be ready for passenger service later in 2014.  Additional notice will be provided in advance of additional vehicles being tested on the alignment.

 

The public is reminded that streetcars are powered by electricity. The overhead wires that provide the streetcar power have been permanently energized and will stay fully energized as it is tested as part of the system's integration and test phase of the project.  

  

For more information, visit www.TheAtlantaStreetcar.com or call 404-588-9800. 

About the Downtown Navigator
The Downtown Navigator reports street and lane closures based on observed activity and permits that have been approved by the City of Atlanta. Although permits are approved please note that work may or may not be active in the corridor in the areas identified on the City's website above.