MARTA Rapid Summerhill

Current Status (November 2023): Under Construction!

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Construction activity has started on Hank Aaron Drive from Fulton Street SE moving southbound. The work will include utility relocation, sidewalk reconstruction, and street milling and resurfacing.    

Construction will impact the travel routes in several ways. Please see information below on what you can expect during construction working hours from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

Vehicular Impacts:

  • Periodic lane closures
  • New traffic patterns
  • Traffic delays
  • Asphalt paving
  • Street parking on Hank Aaron Drive south of Atlanta Avenue is prohibited. Vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

Pedestrian Impacts:

  • Periodic sidewalk closures for reconstruction
  • ADA ramp improvements
  • Tree removal & replacement 

Please note all posted signage for detailed parking and lane restriction instructions when traveling the corridor. 

Temporary Bus Stop Closures

  • Southbound service on Route 55: 
    • The stop at Hank Aaron Dr SW & Haygood Ave SW is temporarily closed. For southbound service, please board at the stop at Weyman Ave SW & Hank Aaron Dr SW which is 0.1 miles south of the stop on Weyman Ave SW. 


    • The stop at Hank Aaron Dr SW & Georgia Ave SE is temporarily closed. For southbound service, please board at the stop at Hank Aaron Dr SW & Bass St SE which is 0.2 miles south of the closed stop. 


For general project questions, contact our Rapid Response Team: 

For project construction questions/issues:
Ashar Keen, The Walsh Group (contractor)

Project Overview

Summerhill Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – now known as MARTA Rapid Summerhill, will provide a 5-mile roundtrip route that connects Downtown Atlanta to the Capitol Gateway, Summerhill, Peoplestown, and the Atlanta BeltLine with fast, frequent premium transit service. Connections to MARTA’s heavy rail system will be provided at Five Points, Georgia State, and Garnett stations.  

The project is funded through FTA and the More MARTA program with the City of Atlanta. Planning and design work took place between Spring 2019 and Summer 2022. Following preliminary utility work that started in 2022, construction kicked off with an official groundbreaking in Summer 2023. Construction is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2025 with revenue service beginning in 2025.

  Project timeline:

Project map:
Summerhill BRT_Route Map Names_2022-08-18_Updated

MARTA Rapid Summerhill BRT features: 

  • 14 new stations with level boarding, real-time arrival information, and off-board fare collection so you can pay before you board.  
  • Brand-new 60’ articulated electric buses 
  • Trips every 10 to 12 minutes during peak hours
  • Total travel time from Five Points south to Carver will be 12 to 15 minutes
  • 85% dedicated bus lanes with transit signal priority to bypass traffic 

Rendering of MARTA Rapid Summerhill stations


Community engagement on the planning and design for this project has been taking place since 2019. Please see the materials below for a variety of presentations and other project information.

Project information: 

Previous public meetings: 

  • March 2022 Meeting Presentation
  • October 2021 Meeting Presentation 
  • October 2021 Meeting Video
  • November 2020 Virtual Meeting Presentation 
  • Summer 2020 Virtual Public Meeting Responses 
  • July 2020 Virtual Meeting Presentation 
  • October 2019 Meeting Presentation 
  • This material is based upon work supported by the USDOT under FTA FY 2017 TIGER Grant No. GA 2020-022-00. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the USDOT.

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