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Juniper Complete Street Project

Project Category: All Projects Bike + e-Scooter Facilities

Updated 3/2/2023

Juniper Street Bicycle / Pedestrian Facilities Project
(14th St to Ponce de Leon Ave)

(ATLDOT Proj. No. 3001)


Project Overview

The Juniper Complete Street Project spans twelve blocks between 14th Street and Ponce de Leon. The project would create a high-quality bikeway and improved pedestrian amenities while also ensuring that vehicular traffic moves through at a steady (yet calmer) pace. Plans include new wider sidewalks, street trees, pedestrian‐scaled lighting, trash/recycling receptacles, and a network of stormwater planters that localize rainwater management, thereby reducing demand on City infrastructure. Adjacent to the western sidewalk would be a six-to-seven-foot separated bike lane protected by a wide (typically eleven foot) raised/planted barrier at intersections. The bike lane buffer between intersections would consist of vertical landscape planters, striping, and bollards. Parallel parking within portions of the buffer would provide another layer of protection for those walking or biking. The roadway would include two vehicular travel lanes (ten-to-eleven feet wide each) with additional dedicated turn lanes at key intersections with higher traffic demand.

Project Timeline:

  • 2010 – Midtown Alliance hires design team
  • 2011 – ARC awards $3.3M grant and MID commits $2.3M bringing total funding to approximately $5.6M
  • 2011-2012 – Traffic analysis conducted and reviewed by the City and stakeholders
  • 2013-2014 – Concepts are developed and reviewed by City and stakeholders
  • 2015 – Streetscape is refined based on new national bicycle design guidelines
  • 2016 – Inter-agency review of 50% and 90% Construction Plans
  • 2017 – Inter-agency review of 100% Construction Plans.  Additional $2.6M awarded by the City and State bringing the total project funding to approximately $8.2M.  Review of additional environmental documentation by State and Federal agencies.
  • 2018 – Approval of environmental documentation by State and Federal agencies.  Final revisions to 100% Construction Plans for City review and approval.
  • 2019 – Public Notice: Anticipated Impacts to Existing Historic Archeological Resource (May 28, 2019 to June 27, 2019). 
  • 2020 – City issues final plan approvals.
  • 2022 – Public invitation to bid construction advertised September 8, 2022. Bids received November 3, 2022.
  • 2023 – Construction contract awarded February 6, 2023, with a construction duration of 20 months.

Current Funding Sources

  • Federal Transit Administration grant
  • SRTA/GTIB state grant
  • City of Atlanta transportation impact fees
  • Midtown Improvement District funds

What’s Next?

Please continue to visit this project webpage for updates and contact with questions.

For frequently asked questions please refer to this page: Juniper St Transformation FAQ.

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