Hundreds and thousands of visitors will be filing in to experience The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams play at Mercedez-Benz stadium for one of the biggest games of the year. The city prepares for the game being mindful of the increase in traffic. Road closures have already begun preparing for the game. Alternative routes and forms of transportation will be made available to anyone who will try commuting downtown for the big weekend. Officials are urging people to use MARTA. The transit has extended its schedule to 24 hours from Feb. 1 to Feb. 5.
Riders taking Uber or Lyft will be dropped off near the stadium for the game. Afterward, patrons will need to take MARTA to the Georgia State transit station and be picked up from there. If you plan to drive, expect to pay. Parking is only designated for ticket holders. Shuttles will not be made available.
Peachtree Street between Ponce De Leon Avenue and 3rd Street will be closed Feb.1 until Feb. 3.
Northside Drive between Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive will be closed Feb. 2 until Feb. 4.
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Northside Drive and Centennial Olympic Park are closed until Feb. 7.
Baer Street between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Luckie Street are closed until Feb. 8.
Mitchell Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Elliot Street, and Mangum Street between Markham and Foundry streets are closed until Feb. 7.
Andrew Young International Boulevard between Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park until Feb. 7.
Contractors will be building a security wall for the game. One Southbound lane on Northside Drive will be closed until the breakdown on Feb. 7.