Atlanta BeltLine Announces the Upcoming Construction of the 10th and Monroe Intersection Project

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety to be Improved with New Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Crossings, and Traffic Signals as Part of Northeast Trail – Segment 1 

View from NE intersection near current crossing by Park Tavern looking at Virginia Ave.

Atlanta BeltLine Inc.  in collaboration with the City of Atlanta and Atlanta Department of Transportation is set to begin construction at the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive. The improvement project is included in the ongoing construction of the Northeast Trail – Segment 1, which aims to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety and accessibility. The Northeast Trail – Segment 1 is expected to be complete by late fall 2024 

The intersection will be fully closed starting from the evening of June 9, 2024, until the evening of June 14, 2024, with 24-hour closures expected. Detour routes will guide trail users and drivers via Kanuga to Virginia and Charles Allen to 8th Street throughout the intersection construction. In case of adverse weather, the closure will be rescheduled for June 16th through June 20th, 2024. Following the full intersection closure, single-lane closures will be implemented to finalize sidewalk construction, which is expected to be complete by September 2024. Single lane closures are expected to occur Monday through Friday, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Key improvements include:

  • New 10th Street Bike Lane: Providing direct access to the Atlanta BeltLine, enhancing connectivity and safety for trail users. 
  • Raised Pedestrian Crossing: Improving safety for trail users and pedestrians.  
  • Improved Crossings and Pedestrian Signals: At key intersections to ensure safer travel for all users of the trail. 
  • New Traffic Signals: Installed at Kanuga St NE and Monroe Dr NE to manage traffic flow and enhance safety.

“The construction at 10th and Monroe will bring vital improvements for both pedestrians and cyclists, significantly boosting safety and accessibility in the area,” said Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s Director of Construction, Kynthia Gaines. “These enhancements will allow all visitors to the Atlanta BeltLine to navigate the area more safely and efficiently.”  

The Northeast Trail – Segment 1, spanning 0.9 miles, will intersect with the Eastside Trail at 10th and Monroe and run alongside and through a portion of Piedmont Park, from Monroe Drive to Westminster Drive, where it will connect to the Northeast Trail – Segment 2. This trail will link the Midtown, Virginia Highland, and Morningside neighborhoods. The trail is expected to be completed in late fall 2024. 

Once completed, Piedmont Park will have five direct access points to the BeltLine, enabling more Atlantans the opportunity to bike, run, and explore neighborhoods, businesses, art, and more.  

Alternative dates due to weather will occur the following week. Single lane closures will occur following the full closures for sidewalk and trail work. Regular updates on the progress of the improvement project will be made here. 

 

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About Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. 

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

 

Media Contact for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Office of Communications and Media Relations
100 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303

Keona Swindler, Communications & Media Relations Manager
(404) 477-3550, kswindler@atlbeltline.org
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Office of Communications and Media Relations

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