Last Updated: 6/20/18

Piedmont Avenue
Complete Street Project 

Now accepting public comments

The photos above represent a “before and after” vision of Piedmont Avenue as imagined by the Midtown Transportation Plan. Specific alignments and materials may change as the design develops.

Project Overview

The City of Atlanta’s Renew/TSPLOST Program, in partnership with Midtown Alliance, is planning improvements to approximately 1.1 miles of Piedmont Avenue between Ponce De Leon and 15th Street. This corridor was identified for improvements in the Connect Atlanta Plan and identified as a “complete street” project by the 2015 Renew Atlanta Bond, as well as the Midtown Transportation Plan. Complete street projects are intended to increase safety and accessibility for all street users, especially for people walking, biking, and with limited mobility.

Midtown Alliance with the City of Atlanta’s Renew/TSPLOST Program is currently in the Design and Engineering phase of the Piedmont Ave Complete Street project. The project proposes the following improvements:

  • Repurpose the eastern-most parking/travel lane with a protected one-way northbound bike lane (Ponce to 14th St)
  • Replace the sidewalk on the east side of Piedmont between 14th Street and 15th Street with a multi-use path.
  • Mill and resurface the roadway
  • Improve crosswalks and curb ramps and shorten crossing distances where possible with bulb-outs
  • Formalize on-street parking on the west side of the street
  • Upgrade sidewalks to be ADA accessible

Project Funding

  • $500K in Midtown Improvement District Funds
  • $3M Anticipated City of Atlanta TSPLOST funds for Construction

Progress to Date

Conceptual planning began in November 2016 and was completed in July 2017. Concept planning included an inventory and analysis of existing physical conditions, a traffic study, and an analysis of on-street parking. This assessment identified opportunities to address issues such as excessive vehicle speeds, challenges for people crossing the street, and a lack of connectivity in the city’s bicycle network. A public meeting was held in March 2017 to present initial conceptual plans and receive feedback and ideas from the community. The completed conceptual plans and documentation of existing conditions are linked in the gallery below. For an overview of the March 2017 public meeting view the compiled notes here.

The project is now in the design and engineering phase of work.  This phase of work includes additional public and stakeholder engagement, development of detailed design documents, and the development of construction and bid documents. Detailed engineering and design work kicked-off in 2018. This phase of the project is anticipated to last approximately 12 months and will result in final construction documents by early 2019. Subject to the availability of funding, construction of the Piedmont Avenue improvements is scheduled to begin in Fall 2019, with estimated completion by Summer 2020.

Stay Informed 

Midtown Alliance hosted a public information open house on Tuesday, June 19 and presented detailed design documents.  To provide comments on the concepts, please click the project map below where you can comment on specific design elements.

If you have comments or questions please email transportation@midtownatl.com.

Concept Plans

Ponce de Leon to 7th Street   

Concept Plan:
Ponce de Leon Ave to 7th Street

Concept Plan:
7th Street to 11th Street

Concept Plan:
11th Street to 15th Street

Schematic Designs

Ponce de Leon to 12th Street   

Schematic Design:
Ponce de Leon Ave to 12th Street

Schematic Design:
13th Street to 14th Street

Schematic Design:
14th Street to 15th Street

Existing Conditions

 

Existing Conditions: Neighborhood Context

  

Existing Conditions:
Parking Utilization

  

Existing Conditions:
Street Lighting

 

Traffic Study Overview