The remains of the Georgia Dome will be brought down in a second implosion on Dec. 20. (Image courtesy WSB-TV)

If you were watching the Georgia Dome implosion on Nov. 20, you might have noticed that it wasn’t a complete success. A misfire of the explosives left Gate B and the East Wall still standing once the dust settled. That will be remedied on Dec. 20 with a second implosion.

This implosion is set to happen at 1 a.m. on that Wednesday morning to cut down on impact to traffic and MARTA rail, which runs directly under the Dome site. A study of the  site determined that a “supplemental implosion” would be the safest way to bring down the remains of the Dome.

Here are some other details about the event:

  • A traffic suspension on Northside Drive will be in place from 12:30 to  1:30 a.m. Traffic will be re-routed at Ivan Allen Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • MARTA Rail service from Five Points to Vine City will be suspended beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.19, with bus shuttle service available as an alternative. Visit for additional schedule information.
  • A 450 foot safety zone will be in effect around the perimeter of the Georgia Dome. You can see a map of the exclusion zone at this link.
  • There will be no public viewing areas.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.