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Get Up-to-Date Info on Improvement Projects Coming to Midtown

Plus: RSVP for the 5th Street Complete Street Open House

Published: 10/4/18

Did you know in Midtown’s 1.2 square mile footprint there are presently more than 30 public improvement projects in various stages of planning, design, engineering and construction? Combined, these projects make up two-thirds of Midtown Alliance’s 2018 operating budget.

Guided by input from the community - and funded by a combination of public and private dollars - these projects include enhancements to sidewalks, intersections, roadways, bridges and more to make them safer, accessible to more people, and better connected.

How can you keep up with it all?

When each capital project reaches a conceptual milestone, we create a dedicated web page our website, with details on the progress our team and partners have made and next steps. Many projects also include details on open house sessions for public comments and answers to frequently asked questions made during public comment. All told, these pages on MidtownATL.com have garnered some 13,000 views between fall 2017 and summer 2018.

Get the Details on Upcoming Projects

 

Sidewalk Repairs in the Pipeline

Since November 2014, Midtown Alliance has performed over $845k worth of sidewalk repairs within the Midtown Improvement District. Work includes patching or replacing concrete, resetting pavers, new curb and ADA ramp upgrades, and other sidewalk repairs to help maintain and improve pedestrian mobility in Midtown. Approximately 240 repairs have been completed to-date.

Up next is construction of pedestrian and vehicular improvements at 5 intersections on Peachtree Street::

  • 14th Street and Peachtree Street: Work on this intersection began in late August. Scope of work includes curb realignment at the northeast corner, sidewalk repairs, reconstruction of all curb ramps, and modification to the traffic median. Repaving, restriping, and installation of new red thermoplastic crosswalks will begin mid-2019.
  • 15th Street and Peachtree Street: Pedestrian improvements for this intersection will begin October 2018 (weather permitting). Scope includes full milling, repaving and restriping of intersection; installation of red thermoplastic crosswalks; and sidewalk/paver repairs and replacement of all curb ramps.
  • Deering Road and Peachtree Street: Convert traffic to mast arm signals and improve intersection with red thermoplastic crosswalk, ADA ramps, fencing, lighting, and gateway landscaping. Construction is projected to begin late-October 2018, weather permitting.
  • Peachtree Circle and Peachtree Street: ADA upgrades and conversion of existing traffic signals to mast arms. Construction is projected to begin toward the end of December 2018, weather permitting.
  • Buford Spring Connector: Upgrades and conversion of existing traffic signals to mast arms at on/off ramp. Construction is projected to begin in February 2019, weather permitting.

Join Us: 5th Street Complete Street Open House Set for October 23 

Midtown Alliance will be hosting a public information open house on Tuesday, October 23 to present detailed design documents for the 5th Street Complete Street project. 

Event Details:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Saint Mark United Methodist Church
781 Peachtree Street Northeast
Room 111
Atlanta, GA 30308

To express your interest in attending, and to aid our staff in planning for this event, please take a moment to RSVP in advance.

Those who are not able to attend the event are invited to submit comments via email to Transportation@MidtownATL.com.

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