Contractors working on the Eastside Trail will keep Irwin Street closed a little while longer.
The road is currently closed where it intersects with the trail between Sampson Street/Auburn Avenue and Krog Street in the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park area.
The closure began on March 20. It was anticipated the road would reopen today, April 17. Atlanta BeltLine Inc. says the road will now reopen on April 24.
“Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. contractors will continuously close Irwin Street where it intersects the Eastside Trail in order to construct a portion of the Eastside Trail Extension, including a speed table at Irwin Street,” a press release from ABI says.
The detour routes are …
– 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.
Source: Atlanta BeltLine Inc.
ABI provided the following detour map …
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.