Busy intersection in Midtown Atlanta near BeltLine closed for construction this week

Busy intersection in Midtown Atlanta near BeltLine closed for construction this week

A busy intersection near Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta is closed for the next few days.

Atlanta Beltline, Inc. is building a safer intersection for pedestrians and cyclists entering the Eastside Trail at Monroe Drive.

The intersection, just inside the Park Tavern entrance, is closed 24 hours a day until the evening of Friday, June 14.

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Detour routes guide Beltline users and drivers via Kanuga Street to Virginia Avenue NE and Charles Allen Drive NE to 8th Street.

Park Tavern will remain open during the construction.

The project includes a raised intersection with new crosswalks, pedestrian signals, traffic signals and a plaza.

A bike crossing will feed a new entrance to the Eastside Trail, allowing cyclists to travel from the 10th Street bike path to the trail.

Although the intersection closure ends Friday, construction of the new sidewalk is expected to be completed in September.

Channel 2 Action News was there when city officials broke ground on the new construction project in August to help connect the Eastside Trail to Piedmont Park.

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