Busy Midtown road closing for months for completion of cancer facility

A rendering of the Georgia Proton Treatment Center scheduled to open in late 2018.

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A rendering of the Georgia Proton Treatment Center scheduled to open in late 2018.

A Midtown street will soon close for months to allow for final construction of a new cancer treatment facility.

One block of Juniper Street will be closed between Ponce de Leon and North Avenues while the Georgia Proton Treatment Center is completed.

The closure, coordinated by the Georgia Department of Transportation and the city of Atlanta, is necessary in order to install components that weigh up to 90 tons. It is expected to last from June 26 through October.

Detour signs will route pedestrians and drivers to Argonne Avenue/Central Park Place and North Avenue.

Construction on the facility began in March 2013, and the project is currently 80 percent complete, according to the website. The three-story, 113,774-square-foot center is scheduled to open in late 2018.

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