Summer Construction Creates Congestion and Closed Sidewalks in the Northern Sector of Campus

Due to planned construction activities in the northwest sector of Georgia Tech’s campus this summer, pedestrian and vehicular access may be impacted on several streets in the vicinity.

Ninth Street
  • Due to improvements in the electrical infrastructure, pedestrian access and handicap ramps will be closed on Ninth Street between Turner Place and McMillian Street from July 17–25. In addition, this pedestrian access will be closed on McMillian Street directly adjacent to the Eighth Street Apartments West. Vehicular access will remain open but periodic interruptions are possible. 
  • Due to the installation of chilled water lines, Ninth Street is tentatively scheduled to be closed to all on-street parking, vehicular traffic, and pedestrian traffic between Hemphill Avenue and Center Street from July 23 to Aug. 1. Plating of the road will allow for some intermittent through traffic for essential vehicles only.
Center Street

Center Street will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic until Jan. 1, 2019.


Dalney Street
  • Dalney Street is now permanently closed to vehicular traffic. 
  • On-street parking on Dalney Street in the vicinity of the Dalney project site will also be closed.
  • The sidewalk will be closed along the west side of the street adjacent to the Dalney project site.
  • During the summer months, a section of Dalney Street between the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design and the Dalney project site will be closed to all pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic. 
  • Access to the W24 parking lot has been maintained with a new access of State Street.
  • Access to the Baker Building loading dock and other access points will remain open.
State Street
  • State Street is expected to reopen to all vehicular and bicycle traffic on Aug. 1.
  • The sidewalk along the west side of the street adjacent to the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design will remain closed. The sidewalk along the east side of State Street adjacent to the Nanotechnology Building will remain open. 


Ferst Drive

The sidewalk along the north side of Ferst Drive adjacent to The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design will remain closed.

Farther to the east on Ferst Drive, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association is planning to re-sod Russ Chandler stadium beginning the week of July 18 and lasting until September. While no road closures are anticipated, increased construction traffic is expected on Hemphill Avenue, Ferst Drive, and Fifth Street. A flag person will be on-site supporting traffic flow during heavy congestion times. 

See map for details of the planned changes to street access including parking areas

Related Media

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  • Construction Overview: North Campus Sector July 2018

For More Information Contact

Kim Wilson, Assc Dir-Construction Services

Jesscia Rose, Communications Officer