Be ready to take alternate routes near Ponce City Market this weekend as a stretch of Ponce de Leon Avenue between Ponce de Leon Place and the Midtown Place shopping center will be closed Friday at 9 p.m. through Monday, March 26, at 5 a.m.
The same portion of Ponce will be closed to traffic March 30 through April 1, too, as the Ponce de Leon Bridge is being remediated, retrofitted and repainted as part of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail construction.
All of the shops at Midtown Place will be open and accessible during this road closure.
While the bridge is raised, crews will install decking and scaffolding to protect cars and pedestrians, remove old paint, prime the metal, and repaint it. The bridge will then be fitted with unobtrusive security fencing as required by the Georgia DOT.
Additional weekend closures can be expected to lower the bridge and complete construction of the Eastside Trail. Public notification will occur several weeks before construction.