Week by week, crews are making headway on improvements to the Peachtree Street bridge at Midtown’s northern boundary. Midtown Alliance kicked off project construction in late-2015 with the goal of improving pedestrian safety while creating a gateway experience on one of the City’s most visible corridors.
So far, widened barrier-protected sidewalks and landscaping are in place, with street lights, fencing and illuminated “Peachtree” signage installation on deck for October. Combined, these enhancements bring bridge work to nearly 60 percent completion.In spring 2017, crews will erect grand gateway arches stretching 30-feet tall as the project’s centerpiece.
Enhancements to Peachtree Street’s South Bridge Delivered
Concurrently, Central Atlanta Progress (CAP)/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District managed improvements to the Midtown bridge’s southern counterpart, with construction completed in mid-September. The bridge now features new lighting, landscaping and back-lit “Peachtree” signage along with a barrier-separated sidewalk.
“Peachtree” Sign Adds Iconic Flair to Atlanta’s Signature Corridor
The signage featured on both bridges provides a bold visual impact, identifying Peachtree Street to the more than 350,000 motorists passing each day beneath on the I-75/85 Connector. These will also include a pedestrian-facing exhibition of photography from Atlanta photographers Gene Phillips and David Kosmos to celebrate Midtown’s and Downtown’s most famous landmarks. The southern bridge’s photographs are now on display, and the northern bridge’s letters will be installed soon.
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