Downtown Navigator Updates

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Weekend Events Advisory

Downtown Atlanta is the place to be next weekend and the weekend after! 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
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

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
Upcoming Lane Closures 
Marietta Street westbound curb lane near Spring St. 
What: Filming
When: Monday, September 15
Marietta Street between Simpson St. and Latimer St. 
What: Filming
When: Sunday, September 14 - Saturday, September 15 
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 (weather permitting)

Maintenance work and necessary lane closures are expected on the north, south, east, and west sides of I-285 this weekend (weather permitting). Georgia DOT advises those who must travel I-285 to call 511 or consult  before departing to learn current work status and traffic conditions.

Upcoming Events
Loosely arranged by date. 
GA Tech Game
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium

When: Saturday, September 13 


Scheduled MARTA Maintenance East/West Line

Where: Blue/Green Line - East/West

When: Weekend of September 13-14


Atlanta Braves Games

Where: Turner Field

When: Nightly September 15-17 

September 19-25 


AmericasMart Gift and Home Furnishings Show

Where: AmericasMart

When: Tuesday, September 16-18 


Falcons Game 

Where: Georgia Dome

When: Thursday, September 18


The Heart Walk 

Where: Around the intersections of Centennial Olympic Park Dr. and Andrew Young International BLVD. and Trinity Ave. and Central Ave. 

When: 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

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 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.