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GDOT advises commuters, visitors to plan ahead for Super Bowl LIII festivities

ATLANTA, Ga. – Super Bowl LIII will bring increased traffic on metro Atlanta roadways beginning today and continuing throughout early next week. With greater-than-normal traffic, street closures and increased demand for parking in and around Atlanta, residents and visitors are advised to plan ahead and seek multiple options to get where they need to be during this time.  

The department anticipates more than 75,000 additional vehicles on the road as the Super Bowl quickly approaches. Use of transit is strongly encouraged. The following resources can assist with planning alternate commutes and in town travel either by vehicle or by foot:

  • MARTA: for MARTA routes and schedules
  • GRTA: for information on GRTA Xpress routes
  • Super Bowl Transportation:
If drivers do plan to venture into the Super Bowl LIII zone during the week and into the weekend, GDOT advises motorists to keep in mind that street closures will be in effect and the majority of parking lots around the city are on a first-come, first served basis. Travelers are encouraged to plan ahead and have alternate routes in mind. Motorists will be alerted of road closures with advance warning signs, detour signs, message boards and closure signs.

For individuals who plan to use rideshare services, it is imperative to access vehicles at designated pick-up and drop-off locations to ensure everyone’s safety. Recently, there has been an uptick in vehicles impeding traffic flow due to rideshare participants entering and exiting vehicles at undesignated locations. For more information, view GDOT’s Super Bowl Traffic Report.       

Useful resources for motorists and visitors include:

  • Call 511, visit, or download the Georgia 511 app

With expanded schedules surrounding Super Bowl week, transit is the best way to reach the downtown area festivities. Traveling safely in and around the downtown area for motorists and pedestrians is a shared responsibility and the department urges motorists to Drive Alert Arrive Alive and for pedestrians to See & Be Seen. Please note that rail, bus, and the Atlanta Streetcar will all be operating throughout the weekend.

It is important for motorists to Know Before You Go, get real-time travel information including road closures and traffic conditions by calling 511 or visiting the 511 website or utilizing a favorite way-finding app on a mobile device. Motorists are reminded that Georgia enacted a Hands-Free Law in 2018 for drivers.

Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, including traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays. Callers can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In metro Atlanta, you can also request HERO assistance by calling 511. More information is available at