Last updated: 10/9/18

Juniper Street Transformation Project
(14th St to Ponce de Leon Ave)

Project Overview

The Juniper Street Transformation Project spans twelve blocks between 14th Street and Ponce de Leon. The project would create a high quality bikeway and improved pedestrian amenities while also ensuring that vehicular traffic moves through at a steady (yet calmer) pace. Plans include new wider sidewalks, street trees, pedestrianā€scaled lighting, trash/recycling receptacles, and a network of stormwater planters that localize rainwater management, thereby reducing demand on City infrastructure. Adjacent to the western sidewalk would be a six-to-seven-foot separated bike lane protected by a wide (typically eleven foot) raised/planted barrier at intersections. The bike lane buffer between intersections would consist of vertical landscape planters, striping and bollards. Parallel parking within portions of the buffer would provide another layer of protection for those walking or biking. The roadway would include two vehicular travel lanes (ten-to-eleven feet wide each) with additional dedicated turn lanes at key intersections with higher traffic demand.

Project Timeline:

  • 2010 – Midtown Alliance hires design team
  • 2011 – ARC awards $3.3 M grant and MID commits $2.3 M bringing total to approximately $5.6 M
  • 2011-2012 – Traffic analysis conducted and reviewed by the City and stakeholders
  • 2013-2014 – Concepts are developed and reviewed by City and stakeholders
  • 2015 – Streetscape is refined based on new national bicycle design guidelines
  • 2016 – Inter-agency review of 50% and 90% Construction Plans
  • 2017 – Inter-agency review of 100% Construction Plans.  Additional $2.6 M awarded by the City and State bringing the total project budget to approximately $8.2 M.  Review of additional environmental documentation by State and Federal agencies.
  • 2018 – Anticipated approval of environmental documentation by State and Federal agencies and issuance of City construction permits by November.  Estimated timing for construction bids is late-2018 to early-2019.
  • 2019-2020 – Construction contract negotiation and notice to proceed is expected in Quarter 1 2019, followed by construction start with an estimated construction duration of 18 to 24 months.

Project Funding

  • $3.3M in Federal grant funds
  • $2.3M in Midtown Improvement District funds
  • $1.3M in State grant funds
  • $1.3M City funds
  • Total funding: $8.2M

What’s Next?

Construction is estimated to begin by early-2019 and is anticipated to last 18-24 months. Please stay tuned for project updates! If you have general comments or questions regarding construction, please contact transportation@midtownatl.com.

For frequently asked questions please refer to this page: Juniper St Transformation FAQ.