The Buckhead CID Holiday Traffic Officer Program Launches on Black Friday
The holiday season is upon us which means more people will be on the roads to visit family, shop for gifts and enjoy community events. Starting on November 25 and running through December 26, the Buckhead CID is bringing back its holiday traffic officer program to help keep things moving in Atlanta’s busiest shopping district.
For more than a decade, the Buckhead CID has funded and managed the seasonal deployment of additional off-duty Atlanta Police Department (APD) traffic officers in Buckhead’s busiest intersections surrounding Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.
“There’s no question that Buckhead is a popular destination during the holiday season,” said Jim Durrett, executive director of the Buckhead CID. “The traffic officer program helps residents and visitors reach Buckhead’s shops and restaurants with as little difficulty as possible, and we’re glad to bring it back again this year.”
The holiday traffic officer 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 will strategically place patrols at the following locations:
- Peachtree Road at Lenox Road
- Peachtree Road at Monarch/Mall Entrance
- Peachtree Road at Lenox Parkway
- Lenox Road at Kingsboro Road
- Peachtree Road at Stratford Road
- Lenox Road at East Paces Ferry Road
- Buckhead Loop
Patrol hours will cover weekend and weekday rush hour traffic to alleviate blocked intersections and highly visited roadways. A schedule of the holiday traffic officers is below.
- November 25: Noon-9:30 p.m.
- November 26: 1-8 p.m.
- December 2: 4-7 p.m.
- December 3: Noon-8 p.m.
- December 8: 4-7 p.m.
- December 9: 4-8 p.m.
- December 10: Noon-8 p.m.
- December 11: 3-7 p.m.
- December 15: 4-7 p.m.
- December 16: 3-9:30 p.m.
- December 17: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
- December 18: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
- December 19: 3-9 p.m.
- December 20: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
- December 21: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
- December 22: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
- December 23: 3-9:30 p.m.
- December 24: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- December 26: Noon-7 p.m.