Busy street in downtown Atlanta could be shut down because people say it’s dangerous

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ATLANTA – A busy downtown Atlanta street could shut down for good.

For the past year, Channel 2 Action News has told you about safety concerns on Mitchell Street.The street is next to the state capitol.

We break down the impact closing the street could have on traffic and your safety, in a live report on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

A high-level source within the state capitol told Huddleston the governor’s staff and Mayor Bottoms’ staff are in talks to permanently shut down this stretch of Mitchell Street by January 2019. 

There are even sketches of what the street could look like. 

Channel 2‘s Dave Huddleston called the mayor’s office and her spokesperson told him they would not comment or give a statement about the ongoing negotiations.

Former state representative Mark Hamilton told Huddleston that during his 9 years at the capitol, he always thought the state patrol did a good job getting people across the street, but things may have changed.  


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