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Heavy traffic, street and lane closures expected throughout Downtown for Final Four
Posted Date: 4/3/2013 4:15 PM

Mayor Kasim Reed press release header

 Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Carlos Campos, APD Public Affairs Manager
404-546-4212, office
404-617-5073, cell
cacampos@atlantaga.gov

Elizabeth Espy, APD Public Affairs Asst. Manager
404-546-6873,office
enespy@atlantaga.gov

 News Release

Heavy traffic, street and lane closures expected throughout Downtown for Final Four and related events

Atlanta Police urge event-goers and travelers to Downtown to take MARTA or other alternative modes of travel

The Atlanta Police Department reminds the public of heavy traffic volume in Downtown Atlanta from April 4th-8th , centered around the Final Four basketball tournament and related events around the Georgia Dome.  The Department is urging event-goers and others who must travel into Downtown to consider taking MARTA, or other alternative modes of travel to decrease volume.

The Department has a plan in place to assist with the flow of traffic, and officers will begin working 12-hour shifts beginning Thursday, April 4th through Monday, April 8th.

The following is a list of street and lane closures that will occur at periodic times in Downtown, near the venues, to accommodate specific events. The Department may also need to close certain streets if the need arises.

Today – Thursday, April 4, 2013

Lane Closures

  • East curb lane of Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. daily. One-way traffic allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street. 
  • Both east bound lanes of Baker St. between Luckie St. and Centennial Olympic Park Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. daily. One-way traffic allowed from C.O.P. Dr. towards Luckie St.

Monday, April 1, 2013 – Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Street Closure

  • Nassau Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Spring Street starting 8:00 a.m. on April 1 through 12:00 p.m. April 9.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Street Closures 

  • Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Event staff parking or residential access allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street with event parking pass or residential access pass. 

  • Baker St. between Luckie St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. 
  • International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Access by permit for shuttles only.
  • Luckie Street between Spring St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. 
  • Nassau Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Spring Street 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Street Closures

  • Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 am. until 11:59 p.m.

Event staff parking or residential access allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street with event parking pass or residential access pass.

  • Baker St. between Luckie St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. 
  • Luckie Street between Spring St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. 
  • International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. by permit for shuttles and courtesy cars.
  • Nassau Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Spring Street 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Lane Closures 

  • One west curb lane of C.O.P. Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. for shuttle drop-off/staging
  • Second west curb lane of C.O.P Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 11:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. for post-game shuttle staging.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lane Closure

  • One west curb lane of C.O.P. Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for shuttle drop-off/staging.  (Shuttles return to International following event)

Street Closures 

  • Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 p.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Event staff parking or residential access allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street with event parking pass or residential access pass. 

  • Baker St. between Luckie St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. 
  • Luckie Street between Spring St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. 
  • International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. by permit for shuttles and courtesy cars.
  • Nassau Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Spring Street 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.
  • C.O.P. Drive between W. Peachtree Place and International Blvd from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.
  • W. Peachtree Place between C.O.P. Dr. and Williams St. from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. 
  • Simpson St. between Williams St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.
  • Baker St. between Williams St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.
  • John Portman Blvd between C.O.P. Dr. and Williams St. from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.
  • Marietta St. between C.O.P. Dr. and Park Ave. West from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.
  • International Blvd between Williams St. and C.O.P. Dr. 9:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m.
  • International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Access by permit for shuttles and courtesy cars.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Lane Closures 

  • East curb lane of Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. daily. One-way traffic allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street.
  • Both east bound lanes of Baker St. between Luckie St. and Centennial Olympic Park Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. daily. One-way traffic allowed from C.O.P. Dr. towards Luckie St.
  • One west curb lane of C.O.P. Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 3:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. for shuttle drop-off/staging
  • Second west curb lane of C.O.P Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 11:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. for post-game shuttle staging. (lane reopens after first wave of buses clears)

Street Closures

  • International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Access by permit for shuttles and courtesy cars.
  • Nassau Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Spring Street 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lane Closures

  • East curb lane of Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. One-way traffic allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street with event parking pass or residential access pass. (Lane closure)
  • Both east bound lanes of Baker St. between Luckie St. and Centennial Olympic Park Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. One-way traffic allowed from C.O.P. Dr. towards Luckie St. (Lane closure)

Rolling Lane Closure 

  • Centennial Olympic Park Drive at Nassau Street from 2:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m.

Lane Closure

  • West curb lane on Centennial Olympic Park Drive between International Blvd and Walton Street from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.



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