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Notice: Peachtree Road improvements open house
From the Buckhead CID: "The Peachtree Transformation is taking a pedestrian-unfriendly suburban arterial and creating a sophisticated, attractive complete street by adding granite curbing and medians, hardwood trees, seasonal color landscaping, bike lanes, wide sidewalks, modern lighting, buried utility lines, street furniture, and dedicated left turn lanes at signaled intersections. The primary goal of the project is to reduce crashes by modifying the existing roadway cross-section to include designated left-turn lanes. The project will also serve as a primary bike route connecting Midtown to Buckhead. Click here to view the location of the Buckhead CID’s Phases three and four, as well as the phases led by GDOT."
How to Get Involved: Attend the Buckhead CID's open house on Thursday, January 30th! Stop in any time between 10am-6pm at the Buckhead Theatre to view concept drawings, discuss the project and get your questions answered.
TIME & LOCATION Thursday - January 30, 2014 ANYTIME between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Buckhead Theatre 3110 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30305 (accessible via MARTA bus route 110 Peachtree) www.thebuckheadtheatre.com
ADDITIONAL PROJECT INFORMATION from the Buckhead CID
"Phases three and four of the Peachtree Transformation are currently in the design phase. A traffic analysis is being performed to guide development of design and model conditions both with and without potential future roadway modifications. Phase three begins at Maple Drive and extends to West Shadowlawn Avenue. This portion of the project is partially funded with an ARC grant and will undergo a lengthier review process due to federal guidelines. Phase four begins at West Shadowlawn Avenue and ends at Sheridan Drive. This phase is expected to be completely funded by private sources, allowing construction to commence earlier than Phase three.
Construction is expected to begin on Phase four in 2014 and Phase three in 2015. Phases three and four of the Peachtree Transformation are part of a larger system enhancement called “operation improvements” of Peachtree Road extending south to Spring Street in Midtown. The primary goal of the project is to reduce crashes by modifying the existing roadway cross-section to include designated left-turn lanes. The project will also serve as a primary bike route connecting Midtown to Buckhead.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is leading the other phases of the project in coordination with the City of Atlanta and Midtown Alliance. A working group called The Peachtree Task Force has been formed to coordinate public involvement and design for the entire corridor. Click here to view the location of the Buckhead CID’s Phases three and four, as well as the phases led by GDOT. More information on the other phases of the Peachtree Transformation will be available shortly."