Sept. 22, 2010
Traffic in and around the Georgia Tech campus is generally congested on football gamedays, and it will be more so this weekend with several events taking place in the midtown and downtown areas. Please take note of the following events that may impact your travel to and from campus for this Saturday’s noon game against NC State. Each event is listed with the times and streets affected, to help you plan the best route to campus for this weekend’s game:
Midtown Festival of the Arts
When: All day
Peachtree Street from 5th Street to 10th Street
6th Street from Juniper Street to Cypress Street
7th Street from Juniper Street to Cypress Street
8th Street from Juniper Street to Cypress Street
Peachtree Place from Juniper Street to Cypress Street
Note: ALL traffic will be re-directed at the intersections of 5th and 10th Streets along Peachtree Street, which will add congestion to the streets around campus. Please keep this in mind as you travel to and from campus this weekend.
Midtown Mile Road Race
When: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Street Closings: Peachtree Street from 14th Street to North Avenue
Note: This will be a rolling street closure, beginning at 9 a.m. when the race begins at 14th Street and continuing through the end of the race, which concludes at North Avenue. Once the race participants have cleared an intersection, it will be re-opened to vehicle traffic.
Parade of Excellence, presented by 100 Black Men of Atlanta
When: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Ralph McGill Boulevard/Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard from Peachtree Street to Marietta Street.
Marietta Street from Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard to Centennial Olympic Park
Note: The event is part of the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, which takes place in the downtown Atlanta/Georgia Dome area all weekend.
Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic
When: All day
Events will be held at the World Congress Center, Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park and various restaurant locations around the downtown area all day.
The football game between Florida A&M and Tennessee State is slated to kick off at 3:30 p.m. at the Georgia Dome.
There will be no street closures (aside from the Parade of Excellence, as listed above), but traffic will be heavy in this area before and after the game.