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Monday 6/13 Traffic Update

Atlanta, GA --  Atlanta rush hour will be affected today by an overturned tractor trailer, and believe it or not, Zombies...

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Local Architects and Designers Pay Homage to ATL with Glowing Art Installations in MARTA stations

Local Architects and Designers Pay Homage to ATL with Glowing Art Installations in MARTA stations

Atlanta, GA --  (submitted by Sarah Gates) Throughout the month of June, the sun isn’t the only thing that will be shining across Atlanta. A unique exhibition titled “Light Up Atlanta” will be offering Atlantans the chance to soak up some local art and culture during their daily commute.

On Wednesday in a ceremony at Five Points, C.H. Briggs and MARTA will unveil glowing art installations made primarily of DuPont™ Corian® that will be on display at MARTA stations across the Atlanta. Each item in the exhibition was created by Atlanta-based architects and designers to celebrate the local creative community

C.H. Briggs, a leading local distributor of specialty building products, commissioned the placement of seven sculptural pieces—some illuminated— in six of the city’s busiest MARTA stations. Each item in the exhibition was created by members of the Atlanta architecture and design community to reflect how the city inspires them.

MARTA to Refund Passengers for Snowstorm Shutdown

MARTA to Refund Passengers for Snowstorm Shutdown

 

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's public transit system is offering refunds to passengers who lost money when a winter storm stopped bus service.

MARTA officials said passengers who can prove they lost prepaid bus fares during a two-day shutdown of bus service on Jan. 10-11 will be eligible for a two-day unlimited ride pass. 

MARTA spokeswoman Ryland McClendon told WSB-TV that the transit agency apologizes for the inconvenience. She said bus service was halted because authorities believed the roads were too dangerous. Bus service was not fully restored for another five days.

Trantavis Wheeler said he paid $17 for a weekly pass, but could only ride the bus for a single day before the storm hit. He wants a bigger refund since buses in his neighborhood were not running for days.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Missing Reflectors Another Cost of Historic Snow Storm

Missing Reflectors Another Cost of Historic Snow Storm

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation and others are reflecting on yet another costly byproduct of last week's winter storm.

Along a three block stretch of Peachtree Street, 11Alive News found dozens of reflectors, broken and dislodged. The reflectors are commonly help motorists traveling at night, serving as a guide to separate lanes.

Plows and scrapers used to rid Metro Atlanta streets of snow and ice damaged and dislodged many of the reflectors.

Motorists like would like to see them replaced.

"Very important, especially at nighttime," said Monte Tucker. "I didn't really think to look that that would be an issue, but obviously it is."

The Georgia DOT says it's a costly yet common byproduct of a snow storm and the snow plows that follow. The agency says there are quite a few now missing from their spots on local streets, as well as Georgia interstates.

20 years of Atlanta's "Voice for Better Biking"

20 years of Atlanta's "Voice for Better Biking"

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Atlanta Bicycle Coalition)

2011 marks our 20th anniversary as "Your Voice for Better Biking." For two decades, we've worked to shift the bicycling landscape of our city to represent the growing number of everyday people who are using a bicycle for transportation, fitness, and/or recreation.

We're still a long way from where we want to be, but with the help of countless members, volunteers, staff, and partners, we continue to pave the way to a bike-friendly Atlanta.

Over the years we've had our wins (bikes on MARTA, bike parking during and after the 1996 Olympics, the Connect Atlanta Plan, Atlanta Streets Alive) and our losses (traffic calming projects that replaced formerly bikable space with curb extensions, most notably).

The Roads are Open; We Have Your Traffic Information at 11Alive.com

All the roads in Metro Atlanta are open today. You need to pack a huge load of patience while you get going though. There are many delays out there. For details on particular routes, check http://11alive.com/traffic.

ALL INTERSTATES & MAIN ROUTES are open.

The left lanes have ice in them. Stay out of those left lanes. Assume that all overpasses have ice on them; many have glaze ice that you will not be able to see until you are on them.

ALL of the on and off ramps have ice in them. Approach them slowly and carefully. If you speed onto an offramp or try to turn suddenly, you will slide and crash.

ARTERIAL/MAIN STREETS --

All have some ice on them. Most with three lanes ordinarily are down to two; most with two lanes regularly, are down to one lane.

GDOT Continues I-20 Eastbound Resurfacing this Weekend

Atlanta, GA--  Georgia DOT will continue resurfacing in the eastbound lanes this weekend as the project continues on I-20 between Columbia Drive and Turner Hill Road in Dekalb County.  The work begins at 9 p.m. Friday, weather permitting.

This weekend’s work will require that the two left eastbound lanes be closed from Lithonia Industrial Boulevard to Turner Hill Road.  Two right lanes will be open at all times.

Additionally, one lane will be closed on the ramp from I-285 southbound to I-20 eastbound as the contractor works on shoulder paving in the interchange.

“If the weather cooperates, we hope to wrap up all of the paving except the top layer in the two eastbound left lanes,” said DOT Area Engineer Thomas Parker.  “Next weekend we expect to begin the eastbound right lane and the ramps.”

The Department expects heavy delays in the area throughout the weekend. All lanes will be re-opened to traffic by 5:00 a.m.