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Updated: 11/17/2023

10th Street Bridge Multi-Modal Connection Project

(GDOT PI No. 0015890)

Project Overview

Midtown Alliance, in partnership with the City of Atlanta Department of Transportation TSPLOST Program, is designing 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.

Improvements include the creation of a protected two-way bikeway on 10th Street to link up the planned 10th Street multi-use path west of the Connector; a protected two-way bikeway on Williams Street to connect to planned bike facilities on Peachtree Place to the south and 12th Street to the north; enhanced and upgraded sidewalks and crosswalks; gateway features and lighting. Traffic operational improvements to manage traffic flow and address multi-modal conflicts will be implemented. Vehicular improvements include repaving, refreshed lane markings, new lane assignments, and improved signage. New landscaping is also planned, including new tree plantings between Williams Street and the east side of the Connector.

Current Funding Sources

  • Federal Highway Administration grant (via ARC)
  • City of Atlanta TSPLOST 1.0 funds
  • Midtown Improvement District funds

Progress to Date

The project scoping phase has been completed, including an initial public meeting in 2017.  In 2019, after a conceptual design was developed for the project, a public information open house was held to solicit feedback on the proposed design. The Design + Engineering phase of the project officially kicked off in July 2020, proceeded through City of Atlanta and Georgia Department of Transportation review/approval process, which concluded in October 2023. Activities included:

  • Public engagement
  • City and Stakeholder coordination
  • Environmental studies
  • Right-of-Way activities
  • Development of preliminary and final design plans
  • Cost estimating
  • Development of construction documents
  • Utility coordination
  • Agency approval of final plans

What’s Next?

Midtown Alliance will conduct the public procurement in late 2023 to early 2024, and upon a successful bid process, award the construction contract. Construction is currently projected in 2024 through 2025.

Please stay tuned for project updates! If you have general comments or questions, please contact:

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