TRAVEL ADVISORY: Closure of MLK Jr. Dr. at Westside Trail March 7 & 8

Media Contact:
Ericka Brown Davis
(404) 477-3659,


WHO:  Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

WHAT: Travel Advisory for Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW Closure

WHERE: Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW between Stafford Street SW and Morris Brown Dr. SW

WHEN: Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 a.m. through Sunday, March 8 at 9:00 p.m.

WHY:  Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is constructing a 3-mile multi-use corridor along the Westside Trail, spanning from University Avenue at Adair Park to Lena Street at Washington Park. As part of this construction, the bridge over Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. will be removed and replaced. Bridge removal will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 and continue until 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. If necessary, work will continue over the weekends of March 14-15 and 21-22. Please check back to for the latest travel advisories and updates concerning the road closure.

During the closure of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., certain detour routes will be established. Eastbound traffic will use Chicamauga Ave., Westview Dr., and Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. Westbound traffic will use Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., Joseph E. Boone Blvd., and West Lake Ave.

Eastbound detour for MLK road closure.
Eastbound detour for MLK road closure.
Westbound detour for MLK road closure.
Westbound detour for MLK road closure.

Click the images above to view larger versions of the detour maps.


For general construction questions, please call 678-995-3701. For construction-related emergencies, please call 770-256-7511. More information available at

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