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Peachtree Transformation

Current status: Phase three of the Peachtree Transformation (Maple Drive to West Shadowlawn Avenue) is currently in the right of way acquisition phase.


The Peachtree Transformation is taking a pedestrian-unfriendly suburban arterial and creating a sophisticated, attractive complete street by adding granite curbing and medians, hardwood trees, seasonal color landscaping, bike lanes, wide sidewalks, modern lighting, buried utility lines, street furniture, and dedicated left turn lanes at signaled intersections.

The first phase of the project was completed in 2007 and runs from GA 400 to one block south of Piedmont Road at Maple Drive.

The second phase was completed in 2012 and runs from GA 400 to the intersection of Roxboro Road and Peachtree Road.

Additionally, there are two distinct, but integrated, projects along Peachtree Road south of Shadowlawn.

1. Deering Road to Pharr Road

  • GDOT is the project lead in terms of project management and funding, with support from COA and BCID.
  • The section from Deering Road to Sheridan Drive is outside of the BCID boundary, but Sheridan Drive to Pharr Road is within the BCID boundary.
  • This is a repaving and restriping project and not a road-widening project.
  • The GDOT-preferred plan calls for Deering Road to Peachtree Battle to have a two-way center left turn lane, two lanes of vehicle travel in each direction, and two, four-feet-wide bike lanes (one in each direction) to accommodate the ever increasing cyclist community.
  • Beginning at Peachtree Battle to Pharr Road, GDOT is proposing to have six lanes (as it is today), but with a two-way center left turn lane, three lanes southbound and two lanes northbound. There will be no bike lanes for this stretch of road.
  • Streetscape improvements will be pursued separately from the roadway project by the COA with some assistance from the BCID.

2. Pharr Road to Shadowlawn Avenue

  • BCID will be lead on this project and provide funding, as it lies entirely within the BCID boundaries.
  • This is a repaving and restriping project and not a road-widening project.
  • No bike lanes will be added due to the fact that the existing, complex road geometry and other constraints will not allow for a safe option.
  • The proposed changes to the configuration will be six lanes (as it is today), but with a two-way center left turn lane, three lanes southbound and two lanes northbound.
  • Streetscape improvements will be pursued separately from the roadway project by the BCID.

Project Goals

  • Improve the traffic flow and reliability of the corridor for people in vehicles.
  • Improve safety and reduce the number of crashes for all users of the corridor (drivers, pedestrians, public transit users and cyclists)
  • Remove left-turning vehicles from travel lanes by adding permissive left-turn traffic signals at key intersections
  • Provide improved bicycle access on Peachtree to either the Atlanta BeltLine or the PATH400 Greenway.