Downtown Navigator Updates
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|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:
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
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|
Marietta Street westbound curb lane near Spring St.
When: Monday, September 15
Marietta Street between Simpson St. and Latimer St.
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 511ga.org before departing to learn current work status and traffic conditions.
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
AmericasMart Gift and Home Furnishings Show
When: Tuesday, September 16-18
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 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.|