Friday, April 26, 2013
The pedestrian path along one side was scheduled to be opened in January, now it is almost May.
Have you noticed that one side of the 17th Street bridge is still closed to pedestrian traffic? A Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) spokesperson told Midtown Patch in January, that the work would be done by the end of the January month. It is now nearly May and pedestrians are still forced to use just one side of the busy bridge. This is extremely inconvenient for MARTA passengers and other bus passengers that are dropped off and/or picked up from that side of the road. It is also a hassle for residents who live on that side of the road. They are now forced to either cross traffic, or walk a few hundred feet backwards to be able to cross at a crosswalk. In August 2011, a portion of the decorative railing on the bridge came …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Contractors completing installation of a new fencing railing across the Midtown bridge following the 2011 incident when the bridge's decorative railing came crashing down on the I-75/85 downtown connector.
The installation of a new fencing railing across the 17th Street bridge should concluded by the end of January a Georgia Department of Transportation spokesperson has told Patch. In August 2011, a portion of the decorative railing on the bridge came crashing down on the I-75/85 downtown connector in an incident that fortunately resulted in no injuries. The south pedestrian sidewalk on the bridge was immediately closed following the incident. The resulting investigation determined an epoxy or glue that did not properly hold the bolts in place were to blame. That glue process has not been repeated during the current installation as contractors since late last year have been bolting the bolts through the wall of the bridge.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In a roundup of Midtown news you can use, the Atlanta City Council agrees to purchase 112 cameras to enhance public safety and homeland security.
Crime prevention and homeland security got a significant boost Monday after the Atlanta City Council agreed to purchase 112 cameras on behalf of the Atlanta Police Department (APD) for the Operation Shield Precinct Infrastructure Development Initiative. Ninety-two cameras will be installed in Zone 5, which encompasses much of downtown and Midtown Atlanta, with the remaining 20 cameras evenly distributed among Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. The purchase was approved by a vote of 15-0. The state of art wireless mesh network cameras, including consulting, training, and installation, will cost $2.25 million. Operation Shield seeks to leverage existing camera infrastructure installed by private entities throughout the city, ensuring a comprehensive …