15th Street Extension Project
Rendering of proposed project looking west from West Peachtree Street.
This project would be a multi-modal connection that extends 15th Street from its current end point at West Peachtree Street two blocks west to Williams Street. The entire extension would be implemented on GDOT right-of-way, eliminating the need for costly and time-consuming land acquisition.
The proposed roadway design between West Peachtree Street and Spring Street would include a three-lane section consisting of one through lane in each direction and dedicated left-turn lanes approaching Spring Street and West Peachtree Street. The proposed lane section west of Spring Street would consist of a single through lane in each direction. Travel lanes are proposed to be 11-feet wide. Additionally, the new cross-section would consist of 5-foot tree planting/furniture zones, 5-foot sidewalk-level bicycle lanes, and 10-foot sidewalks on both sides of the street. The bicycle lanes would provide a direct connection to the Arts Center MARTA Station and existing and proposed developments as well as other bicycle routes.
Current Funding Sources
- $188k in Federal funds for design
- $500k private funds
- $1.16M in Midtown Improvement District funds
- $1.25M in City of Atlanta impact fee funds for construction
- $3M in GDOT/Federal funds for construction
- Total funding secured: $6.1M
Progress To Date
The project was awarded a grant through the Atlanta Regional Commission for partial Design/Engineering and Construction funding. In partnership with GDOT and the City of Atlanta, an RFQ for Engineering Design services was advertised in June 2017. Jacobs was selected as the lead consultant and design work began in early 2018. In 2019 and 2020 project Environmental and traffic studies, Concept Design, and Preliminary Field Plans were reviewed and approved by GDOT. Final Field Plans were submitted to GDOT for review in mid-2020, and ROW acquisition activities completed in 2021. In early 2021 the project was awarded $2M additional federal funds for construction. Pending approvals and permitting by authorities and following a public construction procurement, construction is forecasted to begin in 2022 with an anticipated duration of 18 months.
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