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Update: Edgewood Avenue Will Close for Construction on April 3, 2013

Demolition and Construction Will Be Complete by April 2014

ATLANTA – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), in partnership with the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works, will close the Edgewood Avenue bridge between Randolph St. and Krog St. on Wednesday, April 3. Demolition and reconstruction of this section of Edgewood Avenue, which crosses over the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. will continue through April 2014. 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 replacement bridge will integrate better with the Atlanta BeltLine and will include 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 detour for Edgewood Avenue bridge closure

Pedestrian/bicycle detour for Edgewood Avenue bridge closure

Vehicular traffic detour route for Edgewood Avenue bridge

Vehicular traffic detour route for Edgewood Avenue bridge

The detour routes were devised in consultation with the community through a series of meetings with neighborhood residents and local businesses.

URS is the designer and CW Mathews is the prime contractor for this project. Regular updates will be available at http://construction.beltline.org.  This project is funded by Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds, with a total project cost of $4.5 million.

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