Downtown Navigator Updates

Plan your trip Downtown using the Downtown Interactive Map www.atlantadowntown.com/guide


Upcoming Full Street Closures
Gilmer Street between Courtland St. and Peachtree Center Ave. 
What: Staging Area
When: Wednesday, September 3

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
 
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
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.  Also effective last Friday, the Project 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. 

Upcoming Lane Closures 
Marietta/Decatur Street Advisory
Two utility projects are underway near the intersections of Marietta Street and Forsyth Street as well as Decatur Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Please consider using Edgewood Avenue, Auburn Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. or Memorial Dr. as alternate routes. See details below.   
 
Marietta Street between Forsyth St. and Spring St.
What: Repaving after prior utility work. Expect delays. 
When: Current - Sunday, August 31
 
Decatur Street at Peachtree Center Avenue
What: Fiber-optic cable utility work. Expect eastbound delays. 
When: Current - Sunday, August 31 (estimated) 
 
Pryor Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Alabama St.
What: Filming
When: Current - Saturday, August 30

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 
Labor Day Weekend Events

Friday, August 29

Dragon Con Parade Prep.

Where: Downtown Hotels

Expected Attendance: 62,000

 

Atlanta Black Pride

Where: Multiple Downtown and Midtown Venues

Expected Attendance: 30,000

 

Atlanta Braves Game

Where: Turner Field

Expected Attendance: 37,000

 

Saturday, August 30

Georgia Tech Opening Game

Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium

Expected Attendance: 50,000

 

Dragon Con Parade

Where: Peachtree Street

Expected Attendance: 75,000

 

The ATL 20K Relay and 10K
Where: Peters St. at Spring St. / Marietta St. at Centennial Olympic Park Dr. Early morning rolling closures can be expected. 

 

Chick-fil-A Game II West Virginia vs. Alabama

Where: GWCC / GA Dome

Expected Attendance: 90,000

 

Atlanta Braves Game

Where: Turner Field

Expected Attendance: 32,000

 

Atlanta Black Pride

Where: Multiple Downtown and Midtown Venues

Expected Attendance: 30,000

 

Sunday, August 31

Dragon Con

Where: Downtown Hotels

Expected Attendance: 62,000

 

Atlanta Braves Game

Where: Turner Field

Expected Attendance: 38,000

 

Atlanta Black Pride

Where: Multiple Venues Downtown and Midtown

Expected Attendance: 30,000

 

Monday, September 1

Dragon Con

Where: Downtown Hotels

Expected Attendance: 10,500

 

Atlanta Braves Game

Where: Turner Field

Expected Attendance: 27,000

 

Atlanta Black Pride

Where: Multiple Venues Downtown and Midtown

Expected Attendance: 30,000

 

APD special traffic operations can be expected to assist with traffic control for the high-attendance special events this weekend.

 

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