Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. to Detour Traffic for Reconstruction of Westside Trail Bridge

WHO:  Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI)

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, June 11 at 6:00 a.m. through Sunday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m.

MEDIA BRIEFING: ABI will be available to brief the media on-site on June 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. upon request. Kevin Burke, the Westside Trail Project Manager and Senior Landscape Architect for ABI, will be available to present details on the road closure. Please contact ABI Communications to schedule an interview. Media should park on Stafford Street, SW, where it intersects with Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
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. was removed in 2015. The bridge will be replaced starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 and continue until 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. If necessary, work will continue over the weekends of June 18-19 and 25-26. 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.

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

Click here to view larger versions of the detour maps in your web browser.

Variable message boards will be posted two weeks in advance for traffic flowing in both directions.
In subsequent weeks, drivers and pedestrians will experience periodic single-lane closures to accommodate construction of the Westside Trail above.

CITIZEN CONTACT: Citizens with general construction questions, please call 678-995-3701. For construction-related emergencies, please call 770-256-7511. More information available at or


Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s Office of Communications and Media Relations

Ericka Brown Davis
Communications & Media Relations Director
(404) 477-3660,

Jenny Odom
Communications & Media Relations Manager
(404) 477-3659,

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