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Portions of Clifton Road closed this weekend for bridge demolition

Work continues on the new Emory University Hospital bed tower project. This weekend, the old hospital bridge over Clifton Road will be demolished and removed, resulting in traffic disruption on Clifton Road. The new hospital bridge opened with a ribbon-cutting on Monday.

Starting the evening of Friday, Feb. 24, at approximately 8 p.m. and continuing over the weekend through Sunday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., Clifton Road will be closed between Gambrell Drive and Uppergate Drive. 

  • Vehicles will be rerouted via detour signs to avoid the work zone, and police officers will be directing traffic. 
  • Pedestrian access will be very limited. 
  • Bus service will continue on Clifton Road, but will be diverted around the work zone; stop and route changes are at
  • Emergency access to the emergency department (ED) of both Emory Healthcare and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will remain open, but access to the EUH ED will be provided from a special drop-off area by the ambulance ramp and staff transport into the ED.

Note that this work is weather dependent and subject to change; if there are changes, Emory will provide updates. Visit for updates.

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