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  • December 01, 2021 4:50 PM | Anonymous
  • December 01, 2021 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    Cheshire Bridge Demolition is Complete!


    Bridge Access Remains Restricted Until Rebuild Is Finished


    The City of Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) is pleased to announce demolition of the Cheshire Bridge over South Fork Peachtree Creek has been completed as scheduled.

     

    The bridge has been closed to all modes of transportation since August 2021, when a fire severely compromised its safety and efficacy. Demolition work began nearly four (4) weeks ago and has steadily progressed without major obstacles. Crews will continue to remove demolition debris from the area through the end of the week.

     

    Currently, the procurement process is underway, with the bridge rebuild estimated to begin in the first quarter of 2022.


    ATLDOT reminds the public that pedestrians are restricted from entering the bridge construction zone until the demolition and rebuild are complete. For your safety, please do not enter the creek bed, sloping, and fenced off bridge areas on either side of the creek. 

    Cheshire Bridge Rebuild updates are available on the ATLDOT website (atldot.atlantaga.gov). Stay engaged with ATLDOT on our Twitter feed @ATLDOT, ATLDOT Facebook page, Instagram channel @ATL.DOT, and NextDoor platforms.

    Sincerely,


    Communications Team

    Atlanta Department of Transportation


  • November 08, 2021 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    Public input is essential to the success of ATL Zoning 2.0. We’ll be working closely with Atlanta’s residents, businesses, and property owners to explore, draft, test, and refine the new Zoning Ordinance and Official Zoning Map well before the official adoption process begins.

    The process includes thirteen rounds of public meetings and workshops, not including the official adoption process.  The Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Rewrite’s public process starts with Idea Labs. Idea Labs are opportunities for planning and zoning experts to share ideas that might be appropriate to incorporate into the new Zoning Ordinance. Ideas presented are all subject to refinement as the new Zoning Ordinance is discussed and vetted through the public process.

    MORE INFORMATION

    Idea Labs 2: Coding after COVID-19 / Sustainability

    VIRTUAL ON ZOOM

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    REGISTER HERE  This Idea Lab will explore how COVID-19 has changed cities and how they can be more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.

    Idea Labs 3: Urban Ecology / Coding for Mobility and Access

    Tuesday, November 16, 2021

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    REGISTER HERE This Idea Lab will examine how zoning can affect how we move around, access daily needs, and embrace Atlanta’s natural systems.

    Idea Labs 4: Coding for Place / Unlocking Residual Space

    Idea Labs 4: Coding for Place / Unlocking Residual Space

    Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    REGISTER HERE: This Idea Lab will examine how zoning can be tailored to Atlanta’s unique neighborhoods and make better use of space within them.


  • November 08, 2021 10:34 AM | Anonymous

    Cheshire Bridge Demolition to Begin Week of November 8th
    All Bridge Access Restricted Through End of Construction

    ATLANTA—The City of Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) announced utility relocation work is complete on the fire-damaged Cheshire Bridge over South Fork Peachtree Creek, clearing the way for demolition work to begin the week of November 8th.

    The bridge was closed to traffic after a fire severely compromised its safety and efficacy in August of this year. A demolition contractor was selected in late September and vendors have been working to move power, water, gas, cable and phone lines off the bridge and around the construction zone.

    Final preparations are scheduled to be completed by Sunday, November 7th. Investigative demolition work—as well as bridge sidewalk and overhang removal—will then take place, with major demolition scheduled to begin later that same week.

    “We are grateful for the patience and continued support of the local community in the face of the tremendous inconvenience caused by the Cheshire Bridge closure,” said ATLDOT Commissioner Josh Rowan. “Issues encountered during the utility relocation process have delayed the start of demolition, but work should progress well from this point.”

    The designated contractor will work seven days a week on a 24-hour-a-day schedule to complete the demolition. This aggressive schedule will ensure the safety of the public, while preparing the bridge for construction in 2022.

    “We are currently preparing a bid package for design and construction and expect to have a contractor on board soon after demolition is complete,” Rowan said. “We remain committed to getting the bridge demolished and replaced as safely and quickly as possible.” 

    About ATLDOT:  The Atlanta Department of Transportation serves as both the coordinating agency for all transportation matters within the city government and as the point of contact for residents and external agencies. ATLDOT’s goal is to provide a safer, more equitable and more sustainable transportation network throughout the city.


  • November 08, 2021 10:33 AM | Anonymous

    Southbound Armour Traffic Gains Lane to Westbound Monroe Dr. Next Week as Roundabout Work Continues              


    ATLANTA – Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) contractors will switch the existing traffic patterns at the intersection of Monroe Drive and Armour Drive next week as construction of the Monroe-Armour Roundabout continues at the intersection in the City of Atlanta, Fulton County.  When the project is complete, the single lane roundabout will enhance driver and pedestrian safety and improve mobility through this busy intersection.


    Weather and on-site conditions permitting, construction will move to Stage 2, with these traffic shifts in place between Monday, November 8 and Friday, November 12:

    • Two lanes of traffic will be able to travel southbound on Armour Drive from under the SR 13/Buford Connector bridge to the Monroe Drive intersection for access to westbound (right turn) access onto Monroe. This additional space was created by widening Armour Drive in Stage 1. This week, crews are scheduled to restripe Armour for the two travel lanes.
    • Monroe Drive traffic lanes will be shifted north so that crews can begin widening the southern lane.  Once the traffic shift is achieved, flaggers will be on-site to help direct drivers through the area.
    Stage 2 construction plans are estimated to take place from now until early winter 2022, including widening the Monroe section of the project, implementing the new lane shift with the temporary traffic signal adjusted to maximize travel through the area and beginning to install lighting at the intersection.  

    These closures are needed to provide safety for drivers and workers. Drivers should expect traffic delays related to this construction next week and are advised to alter their travel routes and/or allow additional time for travel to/from destinations near the project area.   
    To minimize delays in the area, several measures have already been implemented, including:  
    • Timing of traffic signals at the intersections of Armor Drive at Monroe Drive and at the SR 13/ Buford Spring Connector ramp have been adjusted to maximize traffic flow. 
    • Traffic control measures including temporary barriers, flaggers, on-site message boards and signage alert approaching drivers to choose alternate travel routes and/or allow additional travel time through the area.
    • “Don’t Block the Box” signage has been installed at Armour Drive at SR 13/ Buford Spring Connector to prevent vehicles from blocking the intersection.
    • Work hours are limited to daytime (9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.) during the week and overnights (8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.) Friday through Monday morning to avoid traffic impacts during peak travel times.  
    Once complete, features of the new Monroe-Armour Roundabout will reduce delays and improve travel through the intersection, including:
    • On Armour Drive southbound, a new right turn lane and left turn lane;
    • On Monroe Drive westbound, a shared right turn and through lane;
    • On Monroe Drive eastbound, a shared left turn and through lane; and
    • The existing right-turn only lane on the SR 13 exit ramp to the intersection will be converted to a shared left and right turn lane.
    • In addition, sidewalks, curb and gutter and a bus stop will be constructed.
    The $1.6 million project is scheduled for completion in April 2022, weather and on-site conditions permitting.  

    Message boards and signage will advise drivers to slow their speed through the area.  Motorists are advised to expect some traffic delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit 511ga.org, or download the Georgia 511 app. 


  • September 15, 2021 10:34 PM | Anonymous

    Read the presentation with all the project details

    Contact Info: 

    Akara Tan, GDOT Project Manager

    Work Cell: (404) 809-0098

    Email: atan@dot.ga.gov



    Akara Tan, Construction Project Manager

    Project Email: Armour-MonroeRoundabout@dot.ga.gov

    (this email connects to GDOT project staff including the project manager)



  • September 15, 2021 9:21 PM | Anonymous

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  • August 31, 2021 3:33 PM | Anonymous

    The Atlanta Department of Transportation has completed the response and recovery efforts associated with the fire on August 4, 2021, which severely compromised the efficacy of Cheshire Bridge over South Fork Peachtree Creek. Below is a summary of rebuild activities for August 23-27, 2021 that have been completed, are in progress, and planned for implementation.

    Overview of activities COMPLETED:

    • AUGUST 23 – Evaluated bids received for bridge demolition; Office of Procurement has confirmed C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc., as best responsive bidder. Contract negotiations have been initiated.
    • AUGUST 23-27 – Finalized relocation sequencing for maximum safety, expediency, and efficiency.
    • AUGUST 27 – Completed final draft of emergency design/build RFP for GDOT review.

    Overview of activities IN PROGRESS:

    • Completing final contract revisions in preparation for signatures and execution by August 30 or August 31.
    • Implementing utility relocation sequencing, with about 70-80% of pre-demolition relocation complete. Site meeting to discuss progress and challenges scheduled for Thursday, September 2.
    • Confirming construction access points and placement of cranes and other large equipment.
    • Securing title reports for all adjacent properties for rebuild project files.
    • Evaluating and counterprogramming against risks to timely demo, design and rebuild.

    Overview of activities PLANNED:

    • Arrange for GDOT bridge team review of draft Emergency Design/Build RFP.
    • Execute contract and issue NTP (Notice to Proceed) to selected contractor (C.W. Matthews).
    • Confirm preliminary schedule for demo.
    • Finalize and issue Emergency Design/Build RFP.


  • June 30, 2021 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    The Piedmont Enhancement Project is Atlanta Gas Light's latest commitment to strengthen the safety, reliability, and resiliency of its infrastructure.

    Join Atlanta Gas Light for a virtual community event to learn about the impact of the project in the Buckhead community and how the project is assisting the company with meeting its energy commitments in Atlanta. 

    READ MORE


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