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Construction on the Beltline’s Eastside Trail will impact travel at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Bill Kennedy Way through most of June.
Lane closures will occur at Memorial Drive between Chester Avenue and Bill Kennedy Way Beginning Monday, June 3 from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. and will recur nightly – Monday through Thursday – until June 20, according to Beltline materials. Construction crews will direct traffic around the closures; however, detour routes will also be in effect.
The detour routes, according to Beltline materials, are:
- Eastbound on Memorial Drive: Use Chester Avenue, turning right on Fulton Terrace and again on Holtzclaw Street to access Memorial Drive.
- Westbound on Memorial Drive: Use Holtzclaw Street, turning left on Fulton Terrace and again on Chester Avenue to access Memorial Drive.
- Traffic from Bill Kennedy Way will only have Eastbound access to Memorial Drive and must use the above detour to travel Westbound on Memorial Drive.
The closures are occurring as Atlanta BeltLine Inc. is completing construction of the Eastside Trail’s southern extension, ABI materials indicate. This includes the construction of infrastructure under Memorial drive near the trail’s starting point. Once the construction is complete, a pedestrian crossing similar to the one on Dekalb Ave. will be installed.