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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 No non-emergency permit which blocks a lane or street will be approved until the executive order is no longer in effect, or if an exemption is granted as indicated in the Order.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:, 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.

Contact Info
City of Atlanta
Department of Public Works
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Customer Service
Call 311
or visit

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Last updated: 4/14/2017 6:15:50 PM