Beltline work to close Krog Street tunnel lanes daily this summer

Atlanta’s Krog Street tunnel is famous for its graffiti.

Atlanta’s Krog Street tunnel is famous for its graffiti.

For weeks at a time this summer, parts of the Krog Street tunnel will be closed daily for construction of the Atlanta Beltline.

In addition to general construction of the Eastside Trail extension, the closure will allow for the installation of handrails and lighting, Beltline officials said.

The northbound closure is slated for June 12-30, and the southbound closure for July 1-21. The lanes will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The Krog Street tunnel closures may bring back some painful memories for locals.

When a Halloween masquerade ball closed the beloved tunnel for some 30 hours in 2014, many Cabbagetown residents were unhappy about the intrusion.

The graffitied walls of the tunnel, which is about 400 feet long, were even whitewashed by protesters of the event.

Before the tunnel closures commence, more repairs on Irwin Street will require a closure between Sampson Street/Auburn Avenue and Krog Street from June 5-10.

That stretch was initially closed from March 20 to April 24.

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