Irwin Street/Lake Avenue at the BeltLine between Krog Street and Auburn Avenue/Sampson Street will be closed to vehicular traffic November 7 to 13, 2022. The City of Atlanta’s Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) will conduct a traffic study during the 667 Auburn development closure to evaluate impacts to surrounding neighborhoods and businesses for the Streetcar East Extension project. BeltLine access will remain open throughout the week. During the utility work, sidewalk on the north side of the Irwin Street (in front of Jake’s Ice Cream) will remain open to ensure BeltLine access.
The study will allow the project team to collect traffic data to inform design decisions for the Streetcar East Extension project. It will also allow the community to provide feedback on the road closure. To provide your feedback, please take the survey at www.streetcareast.com when the closure begins.
Led by MARTA, in coordination with ABI and the City of Atlanta, the Streetcar East Extension project is the first expansion of Atlanta’s existing downtown Streetcar, which opened in late 2014. This project runs along Edgewood Avenue to the Atlanta BeltLine at Irwin Street and up the Eastside Trail corridor to Ponce de Leon Avenue.
When: Monday, November 7 – Sunday, November 13, 2022
Why: The study allows the project team to collect trip data to inform design decisions. It also allows the community to provide feedback on the permanent closure of Irwin Street at the BeltLine.
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NO NO NO, DONT CLOSE IRWIN!!! Traffic is already extremely congested at Krog tunnel, Howard Middle School, and Highland/Lake as is. These will become virtually IMPASSABLE should this happen, as was proved during the previous ‘test closure.’ The good of the public rail access will not (again, NOT) out weight the bad of cutting off the main artery into/out of the neighborhood. It was horrible for local businesses and residents, and I imagine the people effected by this closure are NOT the ones determining if it happens. We ARE effected by it. PLEASE DO NOT CLOSE IRWIN. Thanks