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UPDATED: Travel Advisory – Irwin Street Closure Extended to April 24, 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 continuously close Irwin Street where it intersects the Eastside Trail in order to construct a portion of the Eastside Trail Extension, including a speed table at Irwin Street.

WHEN: The closure has been extended to April 24, 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.

Irwin Closure Map

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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