This project would be a multi-modal connection that extends 15th Street from its current end point at West Peachtree Street two blocks west to Williams Street. The entire extension would be implemented on GDOT right-of-way, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming land acquisition.
The proposed roadway design between West Peachtree Street and Spring Street would include a three-lane section consisting of one through lane in each direction and dedicated left-turn lanes approaching Spring Street and West Peachtree Street. The proposed lane section west of Spring Street would consist of a single through lane in each direction. Travel lanes are proposed to be 11-feet wide. Additionally, the new cross-section would consist of 5-foot wide bicycle lanes in each direction, a 5-foot tree planting/furniture zone, and a 10-foot sidewalk. The bicycle lanes would provide a direct connection to the Arts Center MARTA Station and existing and proposed developments as well as other bicycle routes.
Midtown Alliance was awarded grant through ARC for Design/Engineering to extend 15th Street from West Peachtree St. to Williams St. In partnership with GDOT and the City of Atlanta, an RFQ for Engineering Design services was advertised in June 2017. Jacobs was selected as the lead consultant and design work began in early 2018. Environmental and traffic studies are underway. Pending approvals and permitting, construction of the extension is targeted to begin in 2020.
Midtown Alliance hosted a public information open house on Thursday, November 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at 999 Peachtree Street. Midtown Alliance and the project design team shared conceptual designs for the proposed 15th Street extension project and solicited feedback from attendees on the proposed concept. The open house provided an opportunity for the public to engage with Midtown Alliance staff and the designers to both learn more about the project and inform project design before it progresses to the next phase of development. Materials from the open house are available for download using the below links. The public comment period for this phase of the project is now closed. Responses to comments received, both from the event, online, and via email, are available to read in this document.
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