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DeKalb Ave. remains closed after water main break


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb Avenue at Elmira Place is closed again Friday morning, as crews look to fix a leak in a water main which broke Thursday morning.

Morning commuters are being advised to take McLendon Avenue or Memorial Drive as alternate routes.

Water service was restored on Friday afternoon, but the street remained closed between Moreland Avenue and Candler Street.

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DeKalb Avenue reopened late Thursday after after being closed most of the day due to a water main break.

It happened before 6 a.m., and snarled traffic throughout the day.

Weekend roadwork lessens for Easter weekend

Weekend roadwork lessens for Easter weekend

(WXIA) -- Only one major daytime closure will affect drivers on Atlanta's highways this weekend.

The leftmost lane on I-285 north will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crews must close the lane to remove a barrier wall.

"With only that one closure on I-285, everyone should have an easier time getting to their destination," Georgia Department of Transportation District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a statement.

Nighttime closures will still occur in a handful of locations.

Three right lanes of I-20 west between Wesley Chapel and Candler roads will be closed for striping every night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Two left lanes of I-285 north between I-20 and Peachtree Dunwoody Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will work to replace a barrier wall in that location.

Other scheduled closures for sweeping, drain cleaning and slab replacement include:

Georgia Connections Academy open enrollment

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

“We are enrolling 1000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year,” said Lead Principal Heather J. Robinson. “We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”

Georgia Connections Academy open enrollment

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, has opened enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year and will be conducting in person information sessions with parents and students across the state.

“We are enrolling 1000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year,” said Lead Principal Heather J. Robinson. “We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now.”

Road work continues this weekend over parts of Metro Atlanta

Road work continues this weekend over parts of Metro Atlanta

(WXIA) – Motorists will face a number of lane closures this weekend around Metro Atlanta.

I-285 Northbound from Hollowell Parkway (US 78/278) in Atlanta to Paces Ferry Road in Vinings will have one left lane closed for sign replacement.

I-20 West and Eastbound will have two left lanes closed between Ga. 5 in Douglasville to Liberty Road in Carroll County for ongoing concrete construction.

Nightly lane closures will continue on the Downtown Connector, along with portions of I-75 and I-85 inside the Perimeter for overhead sign replacement.

Retaining wall construction continues on Techwood Drive between 16th Street and 18th Street in Midtown Atlanta.

Construction continues on I-75 Northbound between I-675 and Mount Zion Boulevard in Clayton County. Two right lanes are closed in that area.

Landscaping operations are continuing along I-285 Westbound near Bouldercrest Road in DeKalb County.

 

Edgewood-Candler Park station could lure mixed-use developers


ATLANTA, Ga-- Another Atlanta MARTA train station is being showcased as a potential transit-oriented development.

This time it's land around the Edgewood-Candler Park station on DeKalb Avenue that could be the magnet for a new mixed-use project, most likely involving a mix of residential and retail. Invest Atlanta — the city's economic development arm —issued a request for proposals to developers interested in the roughly 5-acre site. It set an April 28th deadline for responses.

Battle brewing in Atlanta over freedom of expression.


ATLANTA -- There's a brewing turf war in the city of Atlanta over freedom of expression. Specifically, an artist's right to create versus the city's right to regulate when it comes to public art on private property.

The proposed new law, according to the city, would make it easier to green light an art project.

But many artists don't see it that way. They see the potential for censorship.

On Edgewood Avenue, not far from the King Center, a giant yellow mural marks the side of Stoney's barbershop. Across the street, an abundance of illegible tags and scribbled graffiti deface several buildings.

That is precisely why the city wants to regulate public art even if it's on private property: to prevent bad "art" from hurting neighborhoods.