Last Updated: 09/21/19
10th Street Bridge Multi-Modal Enhancement Project
Midtown Alliance, in partnership with the City of Atlanta TSPLOST Program, is planning multi-modal enhancements for the 10th Street Bridge spanning the Downtown Connector. This project was identified in the Connect Atlanta Plan and refined in the Midtown Transportation Plan. Located in the heart of Midtown, 10th Street is a critical connection that serves multiple purposes - connecting drivers to and from the Interstate; MARTA passengers from the Midtown Station; Georgia Tech fans heading to McCamish Pavilion; and people on foot and bikes going to campus, to their homes, or to offices. Over 35,000 people travel the 10th Street Bridge each weekday.
The project calls for multi-modal enhancements to 10th Street between Techwood Drive on the west side of the bridge and Williams Street on the east side, as well as improvements on the southbound Techwood Drive ramps and northbound Williams Street.
Midtown Alliance, in partnership with the City of Atlanta, recently hosted a public information open house on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 999 Peachtree Street. At the open house Midtown Alliance and the project design team presented conceptual designs for the 10th Street Bridge Multi-modal Enhancement Project and solicited feedback from attendees on the proposed design. The purpose of this open house was to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the project, view preliminary designs, and provide comments. The Project display boards exhibited at the Open House are posted below. The handout, including the comment card, is linked here.
Comment cards and a court reporter were available to record public feedback on the project. Written comments concerning this project were accepted between September 5 and September 19, 2019 and could be submitted online or via mail. Responses to all comments received, both online and in-person, will be sent to individuals who commented and posted to this project page within the next 30 days.
Progress to Date
The project scoping phase is nearing completion. Work in this phase includes:
- Existing conditions analysis
- Traffic counts, pedestrian and bicycle counts
- Intensive traffic study
- Sidewalk and lighting conditions assessment
- Curb ramps and crosswalk assessment
- Bicycle facility conditions analysis
- Transit assessment
- Environmental work
- Cost estimating
- Identification of opportunities for other improvements
- Development of initial design recommendations
- Concept Report submission to and approval by GDOT
- Extensive stakeholder outreach
- Initial public meeting was held on November 28, 2017 to gather community input and suggestions for the 10th Street Bridge (for detailed responses to submitted comments and questions, please reference this document.)
- A public information open house to solicit public input on the conceptual design (scheduled for September 5, 2019)
- $2.6M in Federal grant funds
- $2.5M in Midtown Improvement District funds
- $2.1M City TSPLOST funds
- Total funding: $7.2M
Upon GDOT approval of the project Concept Report, an RFQ for Engineering Design services will be advertised (anticipated in late-2019). Preliminary Design and final Environmental work will follow. Final plan approvals and permitting are expected in late-2021, with construction start estimated in 2022.
Please stay tuned for project updates! If you have general comments or questions, please contact: Transportation@midtownatl.com.
For additional information on the City of Atlanta’s Renew Bond/TSPLOST program and projects, please visit their website or click the graphic below.