Courtland Street Closure

Posted On April 18, 2018
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The Courtland Street Bridge, which runs between Student Center West and Library Plaza will be closed beginning May 7, 2018, from Gilmer Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive beginning May 7, 2018. The Georgia Department of Transportation will host informational meetings on the Courtland Street Bridge Replacement Project.

The meetings are as follows:

Monday, April 30 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Loudermilk Center at 40 Courtland St., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303.

Thursday, May 3 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Virtual informational meeting accessible from the project webpage at

These meetings offer the public an opportunity to get information about the Design Build Accelerated Bridge Construction Project and learn about the closure of the Courtland Street Bridge in May and resulting detours. Project displays, information and detour maps will be available at each meeting. No formal presentation will be given.

This project replaces the existing 111-year-old bridge over the MARTA rail lines, CSX rail lines and Decatur Street. The new Courtland Street Bridge will have fewer but stronger spans – 12 versus 28. The bridge replacement will occur on the location of the existing bridge and vehicular traffic and pedestrian activity will be routed to offsite detours during demolition and construction. The project extends on Courtland Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Gilmer Street.

For more information about the Courtland Street Bridge project, visit

During the same time the Courtland Bridge repair will be going on, a project to repair the rusting portions of the pedestrian bridges between Student Center East and the Urban Life Building/Student Center West will be taking place. The access to the second and third-floor walkways/bridges will be limited or non-accessible during much of the renovation. Access to the Bookstore Building, Urban Life, Student Center East and West will be restricted to the first-floor or via the Urban Life Plaza during the times of the bridge closure. Work on the pedestrian bridges will start May 14 and continue through September of 2018. Some of the work on the pedestrian bridges will be very noisy.

The Student Center understands that both projects will require individuals to reconsider their traffic patterns around our facilities. However, both projects are necessary for the safety of the Georgia State University community. By scheduling them at approximately the same time, it will reduce that time frame for which individuals will be inconvenienced.