I-85 Bridge Closure Non-Emergency Permit Exemption to the Executive Order
On April 10, 2017, Mayor Kasim Reed issued an executive order temporarily suspending non-emergency construction activity while the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) makes repairs to the impacted sections of Interstate 85.
The executive order suspends work between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the Impact Mitigation Corridor, which extends from downtown Atlanta to the northern city limits, east to Moreland Avenue and west to US-41/Northside Drive.
The executive order goes on to allow that exceptions may be considered and granted on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Public Works. No non-emergency permit which blocks a lane or street will be approved until the executive order is no longer in effect, or if an exemption is granted as indicated in the Order.
To request an exemption, submit your permit application to Simeon Robinson at SJRobinson@AtlantaGa.Gov with your justification for the exemption.
I-85 Bridge Closure No-Thru Traffic Street Listing
The Department of Public Works has installed "No Thru Traffic" signs along areas immediately impacted by the I-85 bridge closure. These measures include prohibiting non-local traffic in certain areas while the I-85 bridge reconstruction project is underway.
Public safety is of paramount importance, and the City of Atlanta is working diligently, with local agencies, to repair the bridge.
Please refer to this list for the latest updates.
Nelson Street Bridge Closure
Nelson Street Bridge Closure - Effective immediately, the Nelson Street Bridge is closed for pedestrian use. The Nelson Street Bridge will not reopen due to extensive deterioration of major bridge components associated with the age of the structure. Public safety is of paramount importance, and the City of Atlanta is working diligently to announce plans for a replacement bridge, which will be funded through the Renew Atlanta bond program.
Should you need additional information please contact, ReNew Atlanta: www.RenewAtlantaBond.com, Email: RenewAtlanta@AtlantaGa.GOV Phone: 404.330.6165
Special Events & Recycling
Are you planning an outdoor event? Please remember to recycle. The City of Atlanta encourages recycling at all outdoor events. Please click here to view the Special Events Guidelines and Hauler Information
City of Atlanta Recycle Day
Every 3rd Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Mall West End
850 Oak Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Note: Happy holidays! Due to the holiday season, City of Atlanta will not host it’s monthly 3rd Saturday Atlanta Recycles Day event. The 3rd Saturday Atlanta Recycles Day at The Mall West End will resume January 21, 2017.