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.
- 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.
- 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)
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.
MARTA Rapid Summerhill BRT features:
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.
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.
MARTA is currently developing a robust community engagement plan to keep residents in the surrounding communities informed about construction impacts. Stay tuned for more updates on this page and sign up for email updates below.
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