Cheshire Bridge Rebuild 2022-2023

17 Mar 2023 1:18 PM | Anonymous
In August 2021, Cheshire Bridge was compromised after a fire. 

During this time, thanks to all the neighbors who helped support the many businesses that are OPEN on both sides of the bridge (including in the Manchester district), including PHCA loyal supporters Nakato Japanese RestaurantTaqueria del Sol, Atlanta School of PhotographyThe Buttery ATLDaily ChewCostumes EtcClub Diogi Dog DaycareJohnny's Pizza, and more. 

ATLDOT Cheshire Bridge Update – April 5, 2023

You're invited! Ribbon-cutting reopening ceremony for the completion of Cheshire Bridge with Mayor Dickens on Tuesday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m.

Please park on Faulkner Rd. 

PRO TIP: Go early for lunch at Taqueria del Sol!

ATLDOT Cheshire Bridge Update – March 17, 2023

The two lines that are currently open will be shifting as construction continues on Cheshire Bridge. The bridge will remain open from both directions, but be aware of the lane shifts along with flaggers helping to direct traffic. Go slow and be alert.

ATLDOT Cheshire Bridge Update – October 31, 2022 (PDF)

Cheshire Bridge IS NOW OPEN! One lane in each direction, plus one sidewalk.

The "soft reopening" occurred on Monday, October 31, 2022 – what a treat for Halloween for all the businesses and residents who have endured this ordeal for so long!

Special guests spoke at the short ceremony, including Mayor Dickens, Councilmember Wan, and Atlanta DOT Commissioner Marsha Anderson Bomar. The full completion is currently anticipated for February 2023.

Please be patient with fellow drivers as everyone adjusts to the new traffic flow during the remainder of construction.

Of course, tons of news stations were there; check out the coverage below.


Update from October 2022

One lane in each direction will open to traffic after a soft opening ceremony with the City of Atlanta on Monday, October 31, at noon.

Once the entire bridge is completed (by the end of this year), a bigger ribbon cutting ceremony will be held in early 2023!

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – September 23, 2022

Update from Councilmember Wan's email newsletter on 9/14/22: The rebuild of Cheshire Bridge will include bike lanes! The contractor is on track to have one lane open in each direction by the October 31 milestone. The remaining two lanes will follow quickly as the foundations/piers will already be in place. And additional funding is included in the infrastructure bond approved by voters earlier this year to repave the entire stretch of Cheshire Bridge Road. Timing TBD on this part.

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – September 9, 2022

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – August 11, 2022

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - June 10, 2022 (From Councilmember Wan's email newsletter:

Cheshire Bridge construction is now underway with a projected completion date of Halloween 2022. The city has contracted with C.W. Matthews for the design-build work, and the contract includes financial incentives to the contractor for early completion. They will prioritize getting the travel lanes open first as soon as they are ready, and they will continue the other project work afterward to get traffic relief as quickly as possible.

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update – July 8, 2022

Drone Video Footage of Cheshire Bridge - July 2022

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - May 5, 2022

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - February 16, 2022

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - January 27, 2022

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - December 2, 2021

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - November 4, 2021

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - October 6, 2021

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - September 22, 2021

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - September 8, 2021

ATL DOT Cheshire Bridge Update - August 30, 2021

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