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Monthly Projects Update:  September 7, 2023

Each month, we provide a construction update on our current Capital Improvement projects. See what's happening as we give you more to love about Midtown.

Currently Under Construction

1.  Juniper Complete Street.  Construction mobilized in May 2023 to bring major improvements to the mile-long corridor between 14th St. and Ponce de Leon Ave. The project includes a barrier-separated bikeway, new wider sidewalks, safer pedestrian crossings, new street trees, pedestrianā€scaled LED lighting, trash/recycling receptacles + more. View general project info on our Juniper project page.  

Early project-wide activities include:

  1. Field survey and layout for proposed improvements. 
  2. Sawcutting asphalt to make way for installation of new granite roadway curb.
  3. Clean existing drainage structures and install erosion protection at existing drainage structures in advance of active construction.
  4. Remove approved trees throughout project.
  5. Underground boring to lay new conduit routing for streetlights and traffic signals.
  6. Daily installation of lane closures with potential pedestrian detours utilized to enable safe work.

Construction in July substantially completed the east side of Juniper Street from 14th to 13th Street (pictured above).  In August the crew shifted focus to the east side between 10th St and 8th Street (pictured below). Work includes:

  1. Demolish existing curb and install new granite curb.
  2. Demolish existing sidewalk and install new concrete sidewalk.
  3. Construct planter pits to receive new trees later in the project.
  4. Install conduit and foundations for new streetlights.
  5. Underground investigations to prepare for installation of new foundations for traffic signal poles.

If construction activities change this information will be updated as soon as it becomes available.

2.  Midtown Art Walk.  Construction has been underway since January 2022 on the next phase of Art Walk (pictured below) on Peachtree Walk between 10th Street and 11th Street. Most recent work has focused on the lower pedestrian plaza between the Federal Reserve Bank and 10 10th Street office building. Construction of the new specialty concrete pedestrian plaza is well underway, with large landscape planters excavated and awaiting installation of steel edges/walls. Electrical and irrigation conduits, drainage and security bollards have been installed. New light poles to support the catenary system for future art installations and new sidewalk on the north side of 10th Street is coming soon.

In early May, asphalt repaving was completed on Peachtree Walk and 11th Street (pictured below). Work included installation of concrete valley gutters, milling asphalt, and reconstructing and reprofiling sections of roadway where needed. 

Other project progress to-date includes relocation of the waterline and installation of new stormwater piping and structures within the Peachtree Walk roadway. Driveways to the Federal Reserve Bank and MAA Midtown apartments were reconstructed with new drainage modifications. On the east and west sides of Peachtree Walk and north and south sides of 11th Street, new granite curbs, specialty concrete sidewalks and landscape planter beds were installed. Large new street trees have been planted, with more still to come for the project. New bulbouts and bollards are in, tightening the intersection of 11th Street to shorten pedestrian crossing distances. New street lights and poles that will support the catenary system for future art installations above the street have been erected.

3. Sidewalk Improvements (Annual Program).  In March and April 2023 construction crews replaced sidewalks and installed ADA-compliant driveway aprons on the north side of 4th Street between Peachtree St and Juniper St. Damaged sidewalk on the north side of 8th Street just west of Juniper St was also replaced. The damaged ADA ramp and curbs on the northeast corner of Peachtree at 8th Street and adjacent paver furniture zone were rebuilt. Other minor hardscape improvements, including grinding sidewalk trip hazards, were made at various locations throughout the District.

The program will resume construction in October 2023, continuing to help maintain and improve pedestrian mobility in Midtown.


Next Up for Construction

In late February, Midtown Alliance awarded construction contracts for two Traffic Signal projects -- the Midtown Activity Center (Last Mile) project and Midtown 13th Street New Traffic Signals. Pre-construction activities are underway, including permitting, shop drawings, subcontracting, material purchasing, utility coordination and field layout.

Midtown Alliance received construction bids for the 15th Street Extension project on June 14, 2023 per the Invitation to Bid on Midtown Alliance's Solicitations webpage.  Bid review is underway.

Midtown Alliance also received construction bids for the 5th Street Complete Street project on June 29, 2023 per the Invitation to Bid on Midtown Alliance's Solicitations webpage.  Bid review is underway.

On the Design Boards

Visit this page to learn more about parks & plazas in the works, enhancements & activation underway, and six more major capital projects in the Design or Procurement phases that are projected to be under construction within one-to-two years.

Our ongoing projects help keep Midtown safe, improve accessibility, and enhance our livability. Contact us with questions or feedback on these projects and construction updates.