Monthly Capital Projects Update: March 3, 2020
Each month, we provide a construction update on our current Public Right-of-way Projects. See what's happening as we give you more to love about Midtown.
Sidewalk Improvements (Annual Program) surpasses $1 million milestone - Since November 2014, Midtown Alliance has performed over $1,000,000 worth of sidewalk repairs within the Midtown Improvement District. Work includes patching or replacing concrete, resetting pavers, new curb and ADA ramp upgrades, and other sidewalk repairs to help maintain and improve pedestrian mobility in Midtown. Approximately 275 repairs have been completed to-date. We continue to select locations for improvements carefully to avoid areas experiencing significant impacts from private construction sites/routes, utility contractors and other sidewalk closures. In February, construction crews reset pavers and replaced concrete at Peachtree and 16th Streets to correct potential trip hazards on the sidewalks. At the intersection of Cypress and 6th Streets, broken sidewalk and curb ramps were rebuilt. Missing bollards were replaced in the traffic islands at 14th Street and Piedmont Avenue. Work will soon begin at the intersection of 14th Street and Techwood Drive to replace broken curb ramps and repair damaged curbs and hardscape in the roadway median on 14th Street.
One-way to Two-way Conversion Project is under construction on 13th Street - The Midtown Improvement District (MID) is providing $1.3M to convert the remaining segments of 3rd Street, 4th Street, and 13th Street from one-way to two-way traffic. Work has started on the 13th Street conversion between Juniper St and Piedmont Ave, which includes demolition and reconstruction of some sidewalk and several driveways on the north side of the street to meet ADA; milling, resurfacing and restriping of the roadway; and signage to support new two-way vehicle operation. Detours will be in place to direct pedestrians during sidewalk demolition and reconstruction. The resurfacing and operational change to two-way is expected to take place in spring 2020. The permanent roadway striping will be installed after the asphalt cures. Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways/properties. Upon completion of 13th Street, contractors will move to 4th and 3rd Streets. Expected impacts on 3rd and 4th Street include temporary lane and sidewalk closures.
$1.6M improvements to five Peachtree Street Intersections in final stage of construction - Pedestrian and vehicular enhancements were funded by $1.13M MID and $458K Renew Atlanta Council District 2 funds. Scope includes curb, sidewalk and paver repairs; replacement of ADA ramps and crosswalks; pavement milling, resurfacing and restriping; and conversion of traffic signals to mast arms where needed. The four completed intersections are:
- 14th Street and Peachtree Street (City)
- 15th Street and Peachtree Street (City)
- Peachtree Circle and Peachtree Street (GDOT)
- Buford-Spring Connector and Peachtree Street (GDOT)
Work is nearing completion at the final remaining intersection:
- Deering Road and Peachtree Street (GDOT) - Improvements at this intersection are funded by the Midtown Improvement District. Construction began in October 2018 and includes converting the existing traffic signals to mast arm signals and improving the intersection with new sidewalks and ADA ramps, fencing, lighting, gateway landscaping, and a new red thermoplastic crosswalk across Peachtree St. New traffic poles and mast arms have been installed, and signal work is underway in coordination with GDOT with an anticipated completion date of March 2020. All other work has been completed.
Next Up for Construction
The Invitation to Bid construction of the Last Mile Intersections project has been advertised on the City of Atlanta Solicitation Portal. Bids are due March 25, 2020 by 2 PM (ET).
On the Design Boards
Click on links on the left-hand side of this page to learn more about ten more major capital projects that are in the Design phase and are projected to be under construction within one-to-five 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.