Weekend street closures and event parking/travel tips

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ATLANTA -- With hundreds of thousands of people planning to attend events in the City over the next four days, transportation officials have released a list of street closures, as well as parking suggestions and travel tips. The following comprehensive information was collected from the Atlanta Police Department, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and MARTA.

A.P.D. - The Atlanta Police Department reminds the public of heavy traffic volume in Downtown Atlanta from April 4th-8th , centered around the Final Four basketball tournament and related events around the Georgia Dome.  The Department is urging event-goers and others who must travel into Downtown to consider taking MARTA, or other alternative modes of travel to decrease volume. 

The Department has a plan in place to assist with the flow of traffic, and officers will begin working 12-hour shifts beginning Thursday, April 4th through Monday, April 8th. 

The following is a list of street and lane closures that will occur at periodic times in Downtown, near the venues, to accommodate specific events. The Department may also need to close certain streets if the need arises. 

Friday, April 5, 2013 - Street Closures 

·    Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. (Event staff parking or residential access allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street with event parking pass or residential access pass).

 

·    Baker St. between Luckie St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

 

·    International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Access by permit for shuttles only.


·    Luckie Street between Spring St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

 

·    Nassau Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Spring Street 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013 Street Closures 

·    Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 am. until 11:59 p.m. (Event staff parking or residential access allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street with event parking pass or residential access pass).

 

·    Baker St. between Luckie St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

 

·    Luckie Street between Spring St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

 

·    International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. by permit for shuttles and courtesy cars.


·    Nassau Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Spring Street 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Lane Closures 

·    One west curb lane of C.O.P. Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. for shuttle drop-off/staging


·    Second west curb lane of C.O.P Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 11:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. for post-game shuttle staging. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013 

Lane Closure 

One west curb lane of C.O.P. Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for shuttle drop-off/staging.  (Shuttles return to International following event) 

Street Closures

  ·    Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. (Event staff parking or residential access allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street with event parking pass or residential access pass).

·    Baker St. between Luckie St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

 

·    Luckie Street between Spring St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

 

·    International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. by permit for shuttles and courtesy cars. 

·    Nassau Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Spring Street 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

·    C.O.P. Drive between W. Peachtree Place and International Blvd from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.


·    W. Peachtree Place between C.O.P. Dr. and Williams St. from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.


·    Simpson St. between Williams St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.


·    Baker St. between Williams St. and C.O.P. Dr. from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.


·    John Portman Blvd between C.O.P. Dr. and Williams St. from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.


·    Marietta St. between C.O.P. Dr. and Park Ave. West from 10:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m.


·    International Blvd between Williams St. and C.O.P. Dr. 9:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m.

 

·    International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Access by permit for shuttles and courtesy cars. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

 Lane Closures 

·    East curb lane of Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. daily. One-way traffic allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street.


·    Both east bound lanes of Baker St. between Luckie St. and Centennial Olympic Park Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. daily. One-way traffic allowed from C.O.P. Dr. towards Luckie St.

 

·    One west curb lane of C.O.P. Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 3:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. for shuttle drop-off/staging


·    Second west curb lane of C.O.P Drive between Philips Drive and Marietta Street from 11:30 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. for post-game shuttle staging. (lane reopens after first wave of buses clears) 

Street Closures 

·    International Blvd between Marietta St. and Georgia Dome Upper Gate D from 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Access by permit for shuttles and courtesy cars. 

·    Nassau Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Spring Street 12:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 

Lane Closures 

·    East curb lane of Park Ave. West between Marietta St. and Baker St. from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. (One-way traffic allowed from Baker Street towards Marietta Street with event parking pass or residential access pass. 

 

·    Both east bound lanes of Baker St. between Luckie St. and Centennial Olympic Park Dr. from 12:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. One-way traffic allowed from C.O.P. Dr. towards Luckie St. (Lane closure) 

Rolling Lane Closure 

·    Centennial Olympic Park Drive at Nassau Street from 2:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m. 

Lane Closure 

·    West curb lane on Centennial Olympic Park Drive between International Blvd and Walton Street from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.


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MARTA Steps Up Its Game for Final Four Events

Pick and roll past all the traffic and parking madness by taking MARTA directly to all the Final Four events and other activities taking place Friday, April 5th to Monday, April 8th. MARTA will have extra trains running to get customers quickly to the Bracket Town Fan Fest, concerts and basketball games via the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station. Additional staff and police will be on hand to assist our customers.

For only $2.50 one-way (plus a $1 charge for a permanent Breeze card), MARTA offers the most affordable and convenient way to travel to the events. Customers are encouraged to purchase round-trip fare or multiple day passes at the start of their trip for added convenience. Fare products are available for purchase at Breeze vending machines in all 38 rail stations.  

Parking for less than 24 hours is free at all of MARTA's daily parking facilities. Customers parking in the decks at Lindbergh Center Station must park in MARTA-designated areas and validate their parking tickets at machines inside Lindbergh Station in order to receive free daily parking.  Please note that MARTA has some designated lots which charge a fee including lots at Lenox, Brookhaven, Kensington, and College Park Stations.    

The last trains will depart Five Points Station in all directions at 1:30 a.m. All rail single-tracking work has been cancelled for the weekend. 

To plan your trip and for more information on MARTA's Final Four service, please visit www.itsmarta.com or call the Customer Service Center at 404-848-5000. 

Final Four Events

Take MARTA's Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station to all the events.

Friday, April 5
FINAL FOUR Team Practice at the Georgia Dome       
Bracket Town Fan Fest at Georgia World Congress Center
Big Dance Concert at Centennial Olympic Park
College All-Star Game at the Georgia Dome

Saturday, April 6
Bracket Town Fan Fest at Georgia World Congress Center
Big Dance Concert at Centennial Olympic Park
FINAL FOUR NCAA Semifinals at the Georgia Dome

Sunday, April 7
Dribble Youth Event at International Plaza
Bracket Town Fan Fest at Georgia World Congress Center
NCAA Division II and III Games at Philips Arena
Big Dance Concert at Centennial Olympic Park

Monday, April 8
Bracket Town Fan Fest at Georgia World Congress Center
FINAL FOUR NCAA FINALS at the Georgia Dome

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GDOT

Weekend Special Events April 5-8, 2013

Georgia DOT To Accommodate Spring Break and Sports Events Traffic By Limiting Construction Lane Closures

On Final Four and Braves Baseball weekend, Metro Atlanta interstates will have limited lane closures from midnight, Friday, April 5, until 5 a.m., Tuesday, April 9, with closures also limited on surface streets in the vicinity of the Georgia Dome, principal venue for the basketball tournament games and associated activities. 

Limited Georgia interstate lane closures will be in place the following weekend - April 13 & 14 - as weary and sunburned spring breakers make their way home or back to campus. 

Traffic is expected to be heavy throughout the state during this entire period.  The Department reminds travelers to exercise caution as crews may be still be working in proximity to highways and safety concerns may require long-term lane closures to remain in place.  Also, incident management or emergency, maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary at any time on any route.

BRAVES OPENING WEEKEND

Atlanta will be hosting several very large events throughout the weekend of April 5th - 7th. Traffic in the downtown Atlanta area and on the downtown interstate highways will be extremely heavy at times. Braves fans planning to attend the Cubs series (April 5th - 7th) should purchase their parking in advance and plan to arrive early. All ballpark gates will open two and a half (2 ½) hours prior to game time on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th. As we expect our lots to be in "PERMIT ONLY" status for these games those who do not purchase advance parking are STRONGLY encouraged to take MARTA. The MARTA Braves shuttle begins its run 90 minutes prior to game time until one hour after the last out. For those fans who may want to arrive at the ballpark before the MARTA Braves shuttle begins its game operation MARTA recommends catching any one of three other available bus routes - the #32, the # 49 or the # 55. All three bus lines may be caught at the Five Points MARTA station and all three routes stop at points adjacent (i.e., Hank Aaron Drive, Pollard Blvd) to Turner Field. For more information regarding the Marta Shuttle, visit www.itsmarta.com <http://www.itsmarta.com>  . More detailed Turner Field parking information can be found at www.braves.com/parking <http://www.braves.com/parking>

 

 

 

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