Last Updated: 12/02/19

10th Street Bridge Multi-Modal Enhancement Project

Project Overview

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.

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 and public 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.)
    • After a conceptual design was developed for the project, a public information open house was held to solicit feedback on the proposed design. This open house was held on September 5, 2019. A summary of the comments received, both online and in-person, are summarized here along with responses from the project team. The display boards from the open house are available here.

Project Funding

  • $2.6M in Federal grant funds
  • $2.5M in Midtown Improvement District funds
  • $2.1M City TSPLOST funds
  • Total funding: $7.2M

What’s Next?

Upon GDOT approval of the project Concept Report, an RFQ for Engineering Design services will be advertised (anticipated in early 2020). 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.