People expecting Irwin Street at the Eastside Trail to reopen on April 24 will have to wait a little longer.
Atlanta BeltLine Inc. has pushed the reopening date back a second time, to April 27. The closure began on March 20. It was initially anticipated the road would reopen April 17.
ABI says the delay is intended to address a safety issue.
“Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. contractors will extend the closure of Irwin Street where it intersects the Eastside Trail in order to remove the existing eastern ramp of the speed table and extend it from 6′ to 9’10” to create a safer vehicular approach ramp,” the announcement says. “ABI and City of Atlanta Inspectors determined that the recently constructed eastern approach ramp to the speed table was too steep for most vehicles to traverse safely even at minimal speeds. The eastern ramp is a safety issue and warrants Irwin Street to remain closed until the issue is remedied by the contractor (Astra). ABI has received a permit from the City of Atlanta to extend the Irwin Street closure until Thursday midnight for the additional work that needs to be completed before the road can re-open.”
The detour routes are as follows:
– For vehicular traffic on Irwin: If traveling east, turn right at Auburn Avenue, left at Randolph Street, left at Edgewood Avenue, and left at Krog Street. If traveling west, turn left at Krog Street, right at Edgewood Avenue, and right at Auburn Avenue.
– To access the Eastside Trail: The Eastside Trail can be accessed from the west side by way of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Highland Avenue, and East Avenue (via Alaska Avenue). Note that only the East Avenue access point is ADA-accessible. The Eastside Trail can be accessed from the east side by way of Elizabeth Street. Use Irwin Street/Lake Avenue, making a left on Elizabeth.
In addition to the speed tables, contractors are installing sidewalks, curbs, gutters, light poles, rapid flashing beacons, a fiber optic duct bank and a new storm line. The project will extend the Eastside Trail from Irwin Street to Kirkwood Avenue. ABI provided the following detour map …