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8:50 AM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Now that Summer is here, construction season is in full swing. You probably already know that if your commute brings you anywhere near Midtown or Downtown Atlanta. 

At present, there are construction permits for 106 different projects both public and private affecting 40 to 50 streets in the City center.

In addition to sewer line replacements being done by the Department of Watershed Management, there are also utility upgrades taking place as well as work on the Atlanta Streetcar Project. 

In fact, nearly half of all the work zones in Midtown and Downtown are streetcar related. 

Drivers are struggling mightily with all of the closures and seeking the swiftest detour routes. For a full list of both, see below.

Streetcar Closures:

Edgewood Ave from Fort St to Courtland St.

Auburn Ave from Park Pl to Peachtree Center

Auburn Ave from Bell St to Fort St 

Auburn Ave at Peachtree Park Pl

Luckie St from Fairlie St  to Forsyth St 

Ellis St. from Peachtree St to Carnegie Way 

Peachtree St from Ellis St to Forsyth St 

Peachtree St from Ellis St to Auburn Ave 

Andrew Young Intl from Centennial Olympic Park Dr to  Williams Street 

Williams St from Spring St to Andrew Young International
Park Pl from Edgewood Ave to Auburn Ave
Edgewood Ave from Peachtree Center to Courtland St.

ATLANTA STREETCAR CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Effective Week of June 24, 2013

Construction is progressing on the Atlanta Streetcar Project and work is coming to a close on the track placement on Edgewood between Jackson and Fort Street.

Construction Notification(s) issued the week of June 17, 2013:

REMINDER - Effective June 24, 2013 - Guideway Construction - Street and Sidewalk Closure Ellis Street between Peachtree Street and Carnegie Way Intersection

Effective through June 29, 2013 - Lane and Sidewalk Closure on Jackson Street [extended]

Effective June 10 - Lane and Sidewalk Closure -Ellis Street between Peachtree Street and Carnegie Way (extended)

Effective May 28 - July 22, 2013 - Full Street and Sidewalk Closure on Luckie Street between Centennial Olympic Park Blvd. and Spring Street

Effective April 10 -August 10, 2013 - Full Street and Sidewalk Closure on Auburn between Bell Street and Fort Street

Effective June 10 - August 10, 2013 - Full Street and Sidewalk Closure - Andrew Young International between Williams Street and Centennial Olympic Park

Effective June 10 - August 10, 2013 - Lane and Sidewalk Closure - Andrew Young International between Carnegie Way and Centennial Olympic Park

Effective June 10 - August 10, 2013 - Lane and Sidewalk Closure - Carnegie Way between Ellis Street and Andrew Young International

Effective June 17 -  August 10, 2013 - Lane and Sidewalk Closure - Edgewood between Piedmont and Peachtree Center

Effective May 22 -August 20, 2013 - REMINDER - Lane, Sidewalk and Parking Meter Closure Edgewood between Fort and Courtland

Effective May 20 - August 20, 2013 - Lane and Sidewalk Closure on Edgewood between Piedmont and Bell for Guideway (track) construction

Effective through August 31, 2013 - Lane and Sidewalk Closure on Auburn between Peachtree and Fort

Effective through September 15, 2013 - Lane Closure on Luckie Street

Effective through September 25, 2013 - Road Closure on Park Place

Other Streetcar construction news during the week of June 24 includes the following:

  • Guideway construction will continue on Auburn between Jackson and Fort Street inclusive of lane closures and sidewalk closures.
  • Guideway construction will continue on Peachtree between Auburn and Ellis.
  • Work continues under the I-75 and I-85 overpass at Edgewood for the Vehicle Maintenance Facility on Fort Street between Auburn and Edgewood.
  • Guideway construction continues on Edgewood between Piedmont and Courtland.
Other Construction Projects:.
Location_Information Limits_From Limits_To Side_of_Street Date_From Date_To Number_of_Lanes Brief_Description_of_Work
North Avenue  Hunt Street Parkway Drive NORTH / SOUTH March 25, 2013 28-Jun-13 1 Installation of handicap ramps, sidewalk, and driveway aprons
North Avenue  Parkway Drive Boulevard NORTH / SOUTH March 25, 2013 28-Jun-13 1 Installation of handicap ramps, sidewalk, and driveway aprons
Hank Aaron Drive Bass Street Georgia Avenue EAST / WEST March 25, 2013 28-Jun-13 1 Installation of handicap ramps, sidewalk, and driveway aprons
Hank Aaron Drive Georgia Avenue Fulton Street EAST / WEST March 25, 2013 28-Jun-13 1 Installation of handicap ramps, sidewalk, and driveway aprons
5th Street  Spring Street Williams Street NORTH and SOUTH June 5, 2013 10-Jul-13 2 2013 Flicks in 5th
Peachtree Street 3rd Street Ponce De Leon Avenue EAST / WEST May 13, 2013 13-Aug-13 1 Streetscape, sidewalk improvements, street lights and traffic signals upgrades
3rd Street  Peachtree Street Juniper Street NORTH / SOUTH May 13, 2013 13-Aug-13 1 Streetscape, sidewalk improvements, street lights and traffic signals upgrades
1220 Mecaslin Street  Mecaslin Street State Street Full Street Closure July 8, 2013 24-Jul-13 2 Installation of sanitary sewer 
Peachtree Street Marietta Street Alabama Street N/A June 3, 2013 23-Aug-13 0.4 scaffolding for pedestrian safety
Monroe Drive  Virginia Avenue 8th Street EAST / WEST May 31, 2013 2-Jul-13 1 sidewalk repairs
Monroe Drive  8th Street Monroe Circle EAST / WEST May 31, 2013 2-Jul-13 1 sidewalk repairs
Monroe Drive  Monroe Circle Seal Place EAST / WEST May 31, 2013 2-Jul-13 1 sidewalk repairs
Monroe Drive  Seal Place Greenwood Avenue EAST / WEST May 31, 2013 2-Jul-13 1 sidewalk repairs
Monroe Drive  Greenwood Avenue St Charles Avenue EAST / WEST May 31, 2013 2-Jul-13 1 sidewalk repairs
Monroe Drive  St Charles Avenue Ponce De Leon Avenue EAST / WEST May 31, 2013 2-Jul-13 1 sidewalk repairs
Juniper Street  6th Street 7th Street N/A June 1, 2013 29-Aug-13 0.4 Demolition and building new high-rise
6th Street  Peachtree Street Juniper Street Full Street Closure June 1, 2013 30-Jun-13 2 Construction purposes
6th Street  Peachtree Street Juniper Street N/A June 1, 2013 29-Aug-13 0.4 Demolition and building new high-rise
3400 Stratford Road  Peachtree Road Dead End WEST June 27, 2013 28-Jun-13 1 home renovations
West Peachtree Street 6th Street 7th Street EAST July 1, 2013 6-Jul-13 1 Shuttle transportation for 2013 NEA convention
Ellis Street  6th Street 7th Street SOUTH July 1, 2013 6-Jul-13 1 Shuttle transportation for 2013 NEA convention
West Peachtree Street  Ivan Allen Jr Boulevard Pine Street WEST July 1, 2013 6-Jul-13 1 Shuttle transportation for 2013 NEA convention
Juniper Street  6th Street 7th Street WEST June 20, 2013 28-Jun-13 2 Installation of sanitary sewer
6th Street  Peachtree Street Juniper Street Full Street Closure July 1, 2013 31-Jul-13 2 Construction purposes
Ponce De Leon Avenue Peachtree Street West Peachtree Street SOUTH July 20, 2013 20-Jul-13 1 Load-in and Load-Out for event at the Fox Theatre
Ponce De Leon Avenue  Peachtree Street West Peachtree Street NORTH June 30, 2013 30-Jun-13 1 Load-in and Load-Out for event at the Fox Theatre
Ellis Street  Courtland Street Jesse Hill Jr Drive NORTH / SOUTH June 25, 2013 27-Jun-13 2 Milling and repaving decorative crosswalk for GSU
Piedmont Avenue  Irwin Street Andrew Young International Boulevard EAST / WEST June 25, 2013 27-Jun-13 2 Milling and repaving decorative crosswalk for GSU


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