What is the timeline?

Based on information provided by GDOT, the project is a 40 month project. The moving of utilities began in early 2019 and the project is estimated to be completed by late 2020.  The closing of the bridge is expected to take place in the summer of 2020 for a period of 90 days.  Final cleanup and other construction is expected last for a few more months after the bridge re-opens.

Estimated timeline*:

March 2019 – May 2019: Utility relocation work to move existing GA Power poles.

June 2019 – May 2020: A new pedestrian bridge will be built east (upstream) of the existing roadway bridge. While the pedestrian bridge is being constructed, the new roadway bridge pilings and precast work will also take place. Utilities now on the existing bridge will be relocated to the new pedestrian bridge before the existing roadway bridge is demolished.

Summer 2020: The roadway bridge will be demolished and rebuilt over an estimated 90-day period. To accomplish this, contractor C. W. Matthews will work 24/7 (as it did on I-85 after the 2017 bridge collapse). During this period, Northside Drive between Wesley Drive and Peachtree Battle Avenue will be closed. The preliminary schedule does attempt to coincide the road closure with school closure over the summer of 2020, however C.W. Matthews will be preparing their detailed schedule over the next few weeks.  When that schedule is released, AMPC will display it here.

September 2020: Northside Drive scheduled to reopen to traffic.

September 2020 – December 2021: After the bridge reopens, a good deal of work will continue. Included are asphalt work, raising of intersection, curbing, new sidewalks, relocation of traffic sidewalk poles, walls and handrail treatment, tie in with PATH, etc…

*The schedule listed above is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.

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