From the Georgia State Patrol: "Georgia State Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety are preparing for full patrols during the peak travel times this holiday weekend with a focus on impaired drivers and seat belt violations. The 78 hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. (Friday) and ends at midnight on Memorial Day."
MARTA/ Braves travel alert: Due to parade-related street closures on Saturday, May 24, Braves fans taking MARTA shuttles to Turner Field prior to game will board at the West End Station instead of the Five Points Station/Underground. After the start of the seventh inning, the MARTA shuttle will resume its regular service to Five Points Station/Underground for fans departing the game.
On Saturday only, MARTA shuttles will begin their Braves service at1:30 p.m., at the West End station and fans will board buses to Turner Field on Lee Street. Rail customers heading to the game are advised to walk toward the front of the West End station before exiting and boarding a MARTA shuttle bus. Frequent announcements will be made on trains to inform fans of this one-day change to the shuttle schedule and MARTA customer service agents will be on hand to provide assistance at key locations.
Saturday’s parade activities will also affect bus routes that operate in the Downtown Atlanta area. Throughout the entire day, the Route #186 will be re-routed to Georgia State Station instead of Five Points and the Route #110 will only operate between Arts Center and Lenox stations. Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, routes #74 and #32 will only operate from King Memorial Station; both routes will resume their normal operation out of the Five Points Station after 4 p.m. Routes #1 and #51 will operate from Vine City Station instead of Five Points.