The Atlanta BeltLine announced March 15 that it was delaying the closure of Edgewood Avenue until April so necessary utility work can be completed before work on the new bridge begins. The road was originally supposed to close on Monday, March 18. The portion of Edgewood Avenue between Randolph and Krog streets will now close in April for one year so that the Edgewood Avenue Bridge that crosses over the Atlanta BeltLine can be  demolished and rebuilt.

The detour routes will use Irwin Street and DeKalb Avenue for east-west traffic. All nearby businesses will be open and accessible during construction. The Edgewood Avenue Bridge is currently the lowest structurally-rated bridge in use in the City of Atlanta and is in need of replacement. The design of the replacement bridge better integrates it with the Atlanta BeltLine with new pedestrian connections and an option to connect transit service via the extension of the Atlanta Streetcar network onto the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

To keep up with construction progress and to see detour routes, visit construction.beltline.org.

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