Courtesy Google Maps
Courtesy Google Maps

The Atlanta Department of Public Works has closed part of Mitchell Street in Downtown until August to continue improvements to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge and to accommodate construction of the Falcons stadium. Infrastructure improvements including street widening, installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, signal improvements, street lights and restriping will occur during the closure.

The improvements are part of the realignment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (east of Northside Drive) to accommodate construction on the new Atlanta stadium.

The following detour route will be posted to re-direct vehicular traffic around the affected area as follows:

Mitchell Street Eastbound Route:
Mitchell Street south (right) on Northside Drive, west (left) on Tatnall Street SW, north (left) on Nelson Street (converted to two-way traffic), north (left) on Walker/Centennial Olympic Park Drive and then left onto Chapel Street SW, right on Mitchell Street.

Mitchell Street West Bound Route:
Mitchell Street SW left on Mangum, right on Chapel Street, right on Northside Drive back to Mitchell Street.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.