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Monthly Projects Update:  May 15, 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.  

Anticipated Construction Activities for weeks of 5/15 to 5/26/23.  Focus Area will be east side from 14th Street to 13th Street:

  1. Daily installation of lane closures on east side of Juniper, with potential pedestrian detours utilized
  2. Sawcutting asphalt and start demoing curb on east side of Juniper
  3. Cleaning drainage structures from 14th to 12th Street
  4. Installing erosion protection at drainage structures
  5. Preparing grade and footers for new granite curbing
  6. Installing granite curbing
  7. Potentially installing conduit for lighting
  8. Remove approved trees throughout project. Rolling lane closure and flagman to be utilized (some vehicle and pedestrian delays)
  9. Once new granite curb is installed, go back to 14th Street to start demoing sidewalk (pedestrian detours will be utilized)
  10. Continue surveying and layout for upcoming work

If any additional info and/or 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 above) on Peachtree Walk between 10th Street and 11th Street. Most recent work has focused on the Peachtree Walk and 11th Street roadways, installing concrete valley gutters, milling asphalt and reconstructing to reprofile sections of roadway where needed. Asphalt repaving was completed the week of May 8th.

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 have been reconstructed with new drainage modifications. New granite curbs, specialty concrete sidewalks and landscape planter beds have been installed on the east and west sides of Peachtree Walk, and north and south sides of 11th Street. New bulbouts and bollards are in, tightening the intersection of 11th Street.

New street lights and poles that will support the catenary system for future art installations above have been erected. Large new street trees have been planted on Peachtree Walk and 11th Street. The lower pedestrian plaza between the Federal Reserve Bank and 10 10th Street office building has been partially excavated to make way for new landscape planters and associated conduits and drainage. Construction focus will return to the plaza in late May.

3. Sidewalk Improvements (Annual Program).  In March and April 2023 construction crews replaced sidewalk 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 later this year, 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 shop drawings, subcontracting, material purchasing, utility coordination and field layout.

Midtown Alliance received construction bids for the 15th Street Extension project on September 15, 2022; however, we were unable to award the project and the solicitation was canceled effective October 14, 2022. Midtown Alliance worked with its partners and re-advertised the project on May 4, 2023. Bids are due on June 8, 2023 per the Invitation to Bid on Midtown Alliance's Solicitations webpage.  

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.