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Last Mile Intersection Improvements

Project Category: All Projects Crosswalks

Updated 10/30/2023

Midtown Atlanta Regional Activity Center - Pedestrian Mobility and Safety Improvements
(Last Mile Intersections Project)

(ATLDOT Proj. No. 3011)

 

Project Overview

The City of Atlanta Department of Transportation and Midtown Alliance are working to install new traffic signals at five unsignalized intersections and enhance pedestrian crossings at two other Midtown locations as identified through project scoping and the Midtown Transportation Plan. The project will enhance connectivity and safety for people accessing MARTA rail stations and regional and local bus stops. During the preliminary design phase, warrant studies were conducted for the proposed new signals, and plans were developed to restripe crosswalks and install ADA improvements at 12 additional intersections within the Midtown core between North Ave and 17th Street to increase visibility of pedestrian crossings. 

Current Funding Sources

  • Federal Transit Administration grant
  • Midtown Improvement District funds

Construction Updates

Midtown Alliance awarded the construction contract in February 2023 to install 5 new traffic signals, 2 pedestrian actuated signals, and other pedestrian safety improvements at 12 more intersections in Midtown.  Pre-construction activities (permitting, shop drawings, subcontracting, material purchasing, utility coordination and field layout) were conducted through spring and summer 2023. More recently the contractor began underground investigations and installation of new foundations for the associated traffic signal poles on Piedmont Ave. at 13th St. and 15th St. 

Planned Work Activity - Two-week Lookahead as of Feb. 12, 2024 (weather permitting)

The Contractor will continue replacing concrete and damaged or removed during the underground work and installing new ADA ramps at the W Peachtree/4th intersection during the week of 2/12/24. They will follow with the Spring/Peachtree Pl intersection the week of 2/19/24.

What's Next

The construction duration is estimated at 16 months, and includes:

  • Installing five (5) traffic signals at:
    • Piedmont Ave. at 13th St.
    • Spring St. at Peachtree Place
    • Spring St. at 4th St.
    • West Peachtree St. at 4th St.
    • Spring St. at 3rd St.
  • Installing two (2) pedestrian-actuated signals at:
    • Piedmont Ave. and 15th St. 
    • Peachtree St, mid-block between 14th St. and 15th St. at Colony Square
  • Enhancing 12 intersections, which may include:
    • New crosswalks
    • New ADA-compliant ramps
    • Striping improvements

For additional information on City of Atlanta Department of Transportation projects such as this one, please visit their website or click the graphic below.

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