Monthly Capital Projects Update: July 1, 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.
One-Way to Two-Way Street Conversions (3rd, 4th, 13th Streets)
The Midtown Improvement District (MID) invested $1.3M to convert the remaining segments of 3rd Street, 4th Street, and 13th Street from one-way to two-way traffic.
- Work was completed in late March to convert 13th Street between Juniper St and Piedmont Ave to two-way operation, including reconstruction of sidewalk and driveway aprons on the north side of the street to meet ADA; milling, resurfacing and restriping of the roadway; and signage to support two-way vehicle traffic.
- Late-May improvements on 3rd St and 4th St included installing two new traffic signals on Peachtree Street and milling and resurfacing the roadways. During the first week of June, 4th St from Spring St to Myrtle St was converted to two-way operation and includes two new curb ramps for a new mid-block crosswalk between Juniper and Peachtree Streets.
- The remaining segments of 3rd St (Spring St to West Peachtree Street and Peachtree St to Juniper St) were converted to two-way operation the week of June 8th. The contractor is now finalizing punch list items and the project will be fully complete in the coming weeks.
Peachtree Road Intersection Improvements at Deering Road
At the intersection of Peachtree Road and Deering Road, final work is still underway to remove abandoned signal equipment and utility poles and patch sidewalk. Other project improvements previously completed in coordination with GDOT include installation of new sidewalks; ADA curb ramps; fencing; lighting; gateway landscaping; and traffic signal poles, mast arms and signal heads.
Sidewalk Improvements Annual Program
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 285 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 April, construction crews replaced broken curb ramps and repaired damaged curbs and hardscape in the roadway median on 14th Street and Techwood Drive.
- Construction during May along the east side of Spring Street between 14th and 15th Streets expanded tree wells and replaced adjacent damaged concrete sidewalks, addressed an area of sidewalk failure, and replaced 4 missing pedestrian street lights.
- The Spring Street tree wells were completed in June for a total of 14 expanded tree wells. Additionally, in June, a similar program as Spring Street started and was completed on West Peachtree between 15th and 14th. For this project a total of 19 tree wells were expanded along with refurbished landscaping within the tree wells.
Next Up for Construction
The Invitation to Bid construction of the Last Mile Intersections project was advertised on the City of Atlanta Solicitation Portal. Two bids were received by the City in April, however, the City did not accept either bid due to technical errors. The City is working to re-advertise the project in the coming weeks.
On the Design Boards
Click on links on the left-hand side of this page to learn more about twelve more major capital projects that are in the Design phase and are projected to be under construction within one-to-four 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.