Traffic Advisory

Temporary Road Closure

December 20, 2023

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE: Cheshire Bridge Road NE From Faulkner Road NE to Wellbourne Drive NE

When

Effective immediately, Cheshire Bridge Road NE from Faulkner Road NE to Wellbourne Drive NE is closed to all traffic until further notice. The bridge is closed for the safety of the traveling public due to potential damage caused by an overnight fire.

Where

Cheshire Bridge Road NE from Faulkner Road NE to Wellbourne Drive NE

What

The Atlanta Department of Transportation has closed a portion of Cheshire BridgeRoad NE to traffic due to potential unsafe conditions caused by an overnight fire underneath the bridge overpass.

We thank the community for its patience as the Atlanta Department ofTransportation (ATLDOT) assesses the recent fire damage to and the structural integrity of Cheshire Bridge. ATLDOT is collaborating with various agencies and partners in a coordinated effort to address this situation.

Safety will always be our highest priority. It has been determined that fairlysignificant work will be required to make the bridge safe for public use. A timelinefor the safe reopening of the bridge to traffic will be forthcoming, with every effortbeing made to keep the closure as short as possible.


The current road closure and detours remains in place with traffic signaladjustments to accommodate the new traffic patterns. GPS applications have beenupdated to reflect the closure and alternate routes.

Further information will be shared as it becomes available.

The following detour routes are now in effect:

Piedmont Ave NE northbound

Continue north past Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Turn right onto Lindbergh Way NE eastbound
Lindbergh Dr NE intersects Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Piedmont Rd NE southbound at Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Continue south past Cheshire Bridge Rd NE
Turn left onto E Morningside Dr NE eastbound
Continue eastbound as E Morningside Dr NE becomes E Rock Springs Rd NE
Turn left onto Johnson Rd NE northbound
Turn left onto Lenox Rd NE northbound
Lenox Rd NE intersects Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Piedmont Cir NE eastbound at Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Turn left onto Piedmont Rd NE northbound
Turn right onto Lindbergh Way NE eastbound
Lindbergh Dr NE intersects Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Cheshire Bridge Rd NE southbound at Lindbergh Dr NE

Turn right onto Lindbergh Dr NE westbound
Turn Left onto Piedmont Rd NE southbound
Piedmont Rd NE connects to Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Cheshire Bridge Rd NE southbound at Woodland Ave NE

Turn left onto Woodland Ave NE eastbound
Turn right onto Lenox Rd NE southbound
Turn right onto Johnson Rd NE southbound
Turn right onto E Rock Springs Rd NE westbound
Continue westbound as E Rock Springs Rd NE becomes E Morningside Dr NE
Turn right onto Piedmont Ave NE northbound
Piedmont Ave NE connects to Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Woodland Ave NE westbound

Turn right onto Cheshire Bridge Rd NE northbound
Turn left onto Lindbergh Dr NE westbound
Turn left onto Piedmont Rd NE southbound
Piedmont Rd NE connects to Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Lavista Rd NE westbound

Continue west past Cheshire Bridge Rd NE onto Lindbergh Dr NE
Turn left onto Piedmont Rd NE southbound
Piedmont Rd NE connects to Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Wellbourne Dr NE northbound

Turn left onto Cheshire Bridge Rd NE westbound
Turn right onto Piedmont Rd NE northbound
Turn right onto Lindbergh Way NE eastbound
Lindbergh Dr NE intersects Cheshire Bridge Rd NE

Motorists should avoid the area. Please observe all “Closed,” “Caution,” and directional signage. Alternate routes have been added to GPS navigation services.

Questions and/or concerns related to this closure may be directed to Atlanta Department of Transportation at: atldot@atlantaga.gov.

Cheshire Bridge Updates

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