Buckhead Community Improvement District Works to Improve Piedmont Corridor
Atlanta – August 16, 2018 – The Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) has been working to improve traffic along the Piedmont Corridor and today announced the following updates on progress.
Piedmont Widening Project
The Piedmont Road Widening Project, between Peachtree Road and Lenox Road, will accommodate three lanes in each direction, a center turn lane and a 12-foot wide multi-use trail.
Croy Engineering has completed the survey work on the project and is now working on the design, which will take approximately 12 months with the plans to be completed by fall 2019. Construction is currently scheduled for fall 2020 and will be completed in approximately 18-24 months after the Buckhead CID selects a contractor.
Piedmont/Roswell/Habersham Scoping Study
During peak hours, a large volume of vehicles pass through the triangular junction at Piedmont, Habersham and Roswell roads, resulting in significant traffic congestion. A scoping study is currently underway to recommend corridor and intersection improvements to reduce traffic congestion and improve walkability, including but not limited to adding or eliminating one or more intersection approaches, adding or eliminating intersection signalization, increasing the spacing between intersections and grade separation.
A project kick-off meeting with the design consultant Kimley-Horn was held on July 19. The Buckhead CID is currently planning various stakeholder meetings that will take place this fall. The project has a scheduled duration of approximately 12 months, and should be complete by summer 2019.
“The Piedmont Corridor is one of the main arteries for Buckhead commuters and it’s important that we work to enhance the traffic flow and accessibility during peak hours,” said Darion Dunn, director of capital improvements and planning – Buckhead CID. “These two initiatives will not only help ease traffic, but also improve walkability in Buckhead with the possibility of a multi-use trail and wider sidewalks.”
About Buckhead CID
The objective of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID), working with the City of Atlanta and its community partners, is to meet the challenges resulting from Buckhead’s rapid, primarily automobile-based growth, including improving safety, traffic mobility, enhancing the pedestrian environment, creating better access to public transit, initiating intra-district transportation alternatives, encouraging better integration of land uses and improving linkages to the region’s automobile, transit and bicycle networks.