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Edgewood Avenue Bridge to Close for Construction on March 18, 2013
Posted Date: 2/28/2013 5:30 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Sonji Jacobs, Director 
404-330-6558, office 
404-276-6866, cell

Ethan Davidson, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
(404) 477-3660, office


News Release

Edgewood Avenue Bridge to Close for Construction on March 18, 2013
Demolition and Reconstruction Will Be Complete by April 2014

ATLANTA - Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), in partnership with the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works, will close Edgewood Avenue between Randolph St. and Krog St. on Monday, March 18. Demolition and reconstruction of this span will continue through April, 2014. This is the section of Edgewood Avenue that crosses over the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. The detour routes will use Irwin St. and DeKalb Avenue for east-west traffic. All nearby businesses will be open and accessible during construction.

The Edgewood Avenue Bridge is currently the lowest structurally-rated bridge in use in the City of Atlanta and is in need of replacement. The design of the replacement bridge better integrates it with the Atlanta BeltLine with new pedestrian connections and an option to connect transit service via the extension of the Atlanta Streetcar network onto the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

Below are maps of the pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular detour routes:

Pedestrian/Bicycle Detour Route

Vehicular Traffic Detour Route

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