As Super Bowl 53 rapidly approaches, the lifestyle changes for Downtown Atlanta commuters begin. Below is the list of the static street closures for the February 3rd Super Bowl and the related array of events.
Remember that the biggest effect on Atlanta traffic will be the push to and from this week long fest on the roads that remain open. This is why MARTA is extending its hours and running extra trains. Georgia Commute Options is beefing up its benefits to people who enroll in their carpooling program. And the real key to minimizing the effect on your life is simple: don’t head to the heart of Downtown Atlanta, if you don’t have to go. The closer the game gets, the more roads shut down, and the bigger the crowds will be. At least the city has posted detours for these long-planned shut downs.
And if you are partaking in the big game, the concerts, or anything else, try to ride share or take public transit. Parking will be ridiculous.
Remember to stay with News 95.5/AM750 WSB 24/7 for live Triple Team Traffic updates and tune in each morning to Channel 2 Action News before your commute. Stay up to date on the closures and the delays on the @wsbtraffic Twitter page and wsbradio.com/traffic. And, of course, leave the Triple Team Traffic Alerts App open while you drive and our automatic audio alerts will play in the background on your device. That is especially helpful when conditions change as you drive. Check the planned closures below:
Monday, Jan. 21 - Friday, Feb. 8:
Baker Street Northwest will be closed between Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest and Luckie Street Northwest.
Monday, Jan. 21 - Thurs., February 7:
Mitchell Street Southwest will be closed between MLK Jr. Drive Southwest (southbound) to Elliot Street Southwest.
Mangum Street will be closed between Markham Street to Foundry Street.
MLK Jr. Drive Southwest (southbound) will be closed between Northside Drive Northwest to Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 -Thurs., February 7
Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest will be closed between Marietta Street Northwest and Centennial Olympic Park Drive Northwest
Friday, Feb. 1 - Sunday, Feb. 3
Peachtree Street between Ponce De Leon Avenue and Third Street will be closed for the NFL Honors award show at the Fox Theater
There will be a full closure of Ponce De Leon Avenue and Third Street between West Peachtree Street and Peachtree Street.
Saturday, Feb. 2 - Mon., February 4
Northside Drive Northwest will be closed between Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard Northwest and MLK Jr. Drive Southwest (southbound).