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UPDATED: Travel Advisory – Irwin Street Closure Extended to April 27, 2017
posted in Construction Updates, Press Releases // 04/17/17

Detour routes will remain in effect to route vehicular traffic around the closure.

WHAT: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. contractors will extend the closure of Irwin Street where it intersects the Eastside Trail in order to remove the existing eastern ramp of the speed table and extend it from 6′ to 9’10” to create a safer vehicular approach ramp. ABI and City of Atlanta Inspectors determined that the recently constructed eastern approach ramp to the speed table was too steep for most vehicles to traverse safely even at minimal speeds. The eastern ramp is a safety issue and warrants Irwin Street to remain closed until the issue is remedied by the contractor (Astra). ABI has received a permit from the City of Atlanta to extend the Irwin Street closure until Thursday midnight for the additional work that needs to be completed before the road can re-open.

WHEN: The closure has been extended to midnight April 27, 2017.

WHERE: Intersection of Irwin Street and Eastside Trail (between Sampson Street/Auburn Avenue and Krog Street, Old Fourth Ward/Inman Park area).

ADVISORY: During the closure period, detour routes will remain in effect to route vehicular traffic around the closure. See attached map. The detour routes are as follows:

  • For vehicular traffic on Irwin: If traveling east, turn right at Auburn Avenue, left at Randolph Street, left at Edgewood Avenue, and left at Krog Street. If traveling west, turn left at Krog Street, right at Edgewood Avenue, and right at Auburn Avenue.
  • To access the Eastside Trail: The Eastside Trail can be accessed from the west side by way of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Highland Avenue, and East Avenue (via Alaska Avenue). Note that only the East Avenue access point is ADA-accessible. The Eastside Trail can be accessed from the east side by way of Elizabeth Street. Use Irwin Street/Lake Avenue, making a left on Elizabeth.

ABOUT THE PROJECT:  Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is constructing the Eastside Trail extension from the trail’s current terminus at Irwin Street south to Kirkwood Avenue. As part of this work, ABI’s contractors will install the following: a speed table at the trail crossing; sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and light poles; rapid flashing beacons for a safe pedestrian crossing; a fiber optic duct bank; a new storm line connection to existing storm structure; and existing storm structure rehabilitation.

PUBLIC MEETING: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. hosted a public meeting on March 2nd to update the public on the progress of the Eastside Trail Extension. View the presentation here.

COMMUNITY CONTACT: Individuals with general construction questions, please call 404-477-3552. More information available at

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