BCID Increases Traffic Officer Program for Holiday Traffic
The Buckhead Community Improvement District’s (CID) Holiday Traffic Officer Program launched for the 2021 shopping season on Black Friday, November 26 and runs through December 26. This program focuses on helping traffic move more efficiently during peak rush hour times by keeping the intersections clear when drivers are entering or exiting shopping malls, offices or retail developments. This year, the CID has added three more patrolled locations to help ease traffic, along Stratford, Lenox Road and the Buckhead Loop.
Created 11 years ago in an effort to help ease holiday traffic in one of the busiest shopping districts in Atlanta, the Buckhead CID funds and manages the deployment of additional off-duty Atlanta Police Department (APD) traffic officers in main congested locations.
“We want to do our part to help residents and visitors coming to Buckhead’s shops, restaurants and hotels to have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience,” said Jim Durrett, Buckhead CID executive director.
Officers will be posted at road intersections that correlate to Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, and also will include:
- Peachtree Road at Lenox Road
- Peachtree Road at Lenox Parkway
- Peachtree at Stratford
- Lenox Road at E. Paces Ferry Road
- Peachtree Road at Monarch/Mall Entrance
- Lenox Road at Kingsboro Road
- Buckhead Loop