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Important Notices (UPDATED April 21, 2014)Subscribe to Important Notices

 

CHERRY ST. STEAM LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

 

Underground utilities will be replaced and new landscaping installed in the Hill District along Cherry St. (from North Ave. to the Coon Bldg) and Ferst Dr. (from the Cherry St. to the bus turnaround). Access to the following buildings will be affected: Swann, Savant, Guggenheim, ESM, Montgomery Knight, Coon, and Weber. Since construction is a fluid and ever-changing process, we ask that everyone pay close attention to posted signage. Plans will be issued in advance of major changes to access routes.


We recognize the challenges of navigating around construction, however safety is a top priority. Routes will change as needed to maintain safe pathways around the construction zone and through this area of campus. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding. The following is an overview of the schedule:


Mar 12 - Parking lot next to the bus turnaround on Ferst Dr. (between Student Center and Weber Bldg) closed for construction from Mar 12 - 28

 

Apr 1 - Notification signs will be installed.


Apr 8 - Ferst Dr. will be closed to vehicular traffic from the bus turnaround (between the Student Center and Weber Bldg) to Cherry St. Accommodations will be made for limited pedestrian access. Vehicular traffic will be limited to construction vehicles, GT service vehicles, and emergency vehicles. Cherry St. will remain open to pedestrian traffic, however the street will be closed to vehicular access (except emergency and service vehicles) from North Ave. to Ferst Dr. The Guggenheim parking lot will be closed.

 

Apr 28 - May 2 - Construction will go "quiet" for exam week. Construction will be limited to work that is considered reasonably non-disruptive to adjacent bldgs with closed windows.

 

May 20 - Cherry St will be closed to general pedestrian access. Information will be issued in advance regarding access to buildings with entrances on Cherry St. General campus pedestrian access will be rerouted - a plan will be issued showing alternative routes.

 

Summer 2014 - Construction will go "quiet" during designated final exam periods. Construction will be limited to work that is considered reasonably non-disruptive to adjacent bldgs with closed windows.

 

November 2014 - Project completion

 

CHERRY ST. STEAM PROJECT ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN ROUTES (PHASE 1)

 

FROM TECH TROLLEY TURNAROUND (Ferst Dr. near Student Center) TO WEBER AND COON BLDGS

  • Go east from Tech Trolley Turnaround and proceed to two sets of ramps @ Skiles Allee.
  • Turn right (southbound) at top of second ramp, enter walkway.
  • Weber entrance is on the right (west) side of walkway.
  • For Coon Bldg entrance, proceed on ramp to the left (east) side of the walkway.
  • At top of ramp, turn left and take walking path through Facilities parking lot to Coon entrance. Walking path will be defined and signage will be in place.

FROM PRICE GILBERT LIBRARY ENTRANCE TO CHERRY ST. ENTRANCES FOR COON BLDG, ESM, GUGGENHEIM, SAVANT, AND SWANN BUILDINGS.

  • From Price Gilbert entrance, proceed south on Cherry St. to Coon Bldg, ESM, Guggenheim, Savant, and Swann Bldgs. Note: Coon Bldg, ESM, and Guggenheim do not have accessible entrances on Cherry St.

FROM PRICE GILBERT LIBRARY ENTRANCE TO MONTGOMERY KNIGHT

  • From Price Gilbert entrance, proceed south on Cherry St. to North Ave.
  • At North Ave., turn right (heading west) to Tech Parkway.
  • At Tech Parkway, veer right and proceed to sidewalk on the west side of Montgomery Knight.
  • At sidewalk, turn right (heading north) to sidewalk at front of Montgomery Knight.
  • At sidewalk, turn right (heading east) to Montgomery Knight entrance.

FROM BURGE PARKING DECK (NORTH AVE.) TO CHERRY ST. ENTRANCES FOR SWANN, SAVANT, GUGGENHEIM, ESM, AND COON BLDGS.

  • From Burge Parking Deck, proceed to pedestrian crosswalk at North Ave.
  • After crossing North Ave., turn left (heading west) to Cherry St.
  • At Cherry St., turn right (north) and proceed to Swann, Savant, Guggenheim, ESM, and Coon Bldgs.

FROM BURGE PARKING DECK (NORTH AVE.) TO MONTGOMERY KNIGHT AND WEBER BLDGS.

  • From Burge Parking Deck, proceed to pedestrian crosswalk at North Ave.
  • After crossing North Ave., turn left (heading west) to Tech Parkway.
  • At Tech Parkway, veer right and proceed to sidewalk on the west side of Montgomery Knight.
  • At sidewalk, turn right (heading north) to sidewalk at front of Montgomery Knight.
  • At sidewalk, turn right (heading east) to Montgomery Knight entrance OR proceed across Ferst Dr. to entrance on west side of Weber Bldg (secured door).

REROUTED BUS AND STOP LOCATIONS (Red Stinger, Blue Stinger, Green Stinger, and Midnight Rambler)

 

Please refer to this PDF map for additional information.

 

EBB/ATLANTIC PROMENADE CONSTRUCTION

 

Construction work on the south section of Atlantic Promenade is scheduled to begin on Saturday, March 1st and continue for the next several months. During this period, vehicular and pedestrian access to the south end of Atlantic Dr. (between Ferst Dr. and the MS&E Bldg) will be restricted. Please review the attached map for additional information and for alternative routes during this period. Access from the North Campus Parking Deck to walkways near MS&E will be maintained throughout the construction period. Further notifications and updated maps will be issued in advance whenever routes need to be modified.

 

The Promenade construction will be done in "phases". Notifications and updated maps will be issued in advance whenever routes need to be modified. Pedestrian access will be maintained during the initial construction phase, however vehicular access will be restricted as noted above. Please refer to the attached map for additional information.

 

Click here for a PDF with more detailed information.

 

TECHWOOD DRIVE LANDSCAPING, WALL REPLACEMENT & STEAM LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECTS

 

New landscaping, retaining walls and underground utilities are scheduled to be installed along Techwood Drive from Bobby Dodd Way down to North Avenue. Construction for this work is scheduled to begin May 5, 2014 with material completion August 11, 2014. The underground utilities will require Techwood Drive to be closed during this phase of the project and no Vehicular traffic will be permitted. The road closure is scheduled for May 12, 2014 and will be reopened May 30, 2014. Access to all buildings on the east side of the street will be impacted; therefore we ask that all pedestrian traffic pay close attention to posted signs and flag men. All pedestrian traffic will be routed along the west side (stadium side) of the road as the sidewalks are being replaced along the east. Click here for the new routing plan which illustrates these changes. Click here for a PDF with more detailed information.

 

ENGINEERED BIOSYSTEMS BUILDING (EBB) CONSTRUCTION

Peachtree Place (located on the north side of the North Campus Parking Deck) will be closed for construction of the Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) beginning on Monday, January 21st. There will be only one vehicular entrance to the parking deck on the south side. This entrance is accessed via State Street. Pedestrian access will be maintained on State Street and Atlantic Street.

 

Due to the construction of EBB, pedestrian access between State Street and Atlantic Drive will be limited to 10th St and to Ferst Drive.