ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The Atlanta Falcons will make their preseason debut Friday night, and they'll play alongside what may be the city's biggest construction zone -- for the new Falcons stadium.
Traffic will be a mess regardless, because both Martin Luther King Drive and Spring Street are closed. The question is what will happen on Mitchell Street. It normally carries a lot of Georgia Dome traffic, but has been closed for months, thanks to stadium construction. It's supposed to open by Friday – unless it doesn't.
A drive from the state capitol to the Georgia Dome has become a circuitous route, with construction blocking access at the stadium site, leading to a meandering detour through the narrow streets of the adjacent Castleberry Hill community.