Dreading Buckhead Holiday Traffic? Have No Fear. Buckhead CID Holiday Traffic Officer Program is in Full Swing

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ATLANTA – December 8, 2014 – The 2014 Buckhead Community Improvement District’s (CID) Holiday Traffic Officer Program has commenced for the shopping season. Created in an effort to help alleviate holiday traffic in the Buckhead area, the Buckhead CID funds and manages the deployment of additional off-duty Atlanta Police Department (APD) traffic officers in key congested locations.

The holiday traffic officer program, which first launched in 2011, 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.

"We want to do our part to help residents and visitors coming to Buckhead’s shops, restaurants and hotels have a pleasant and memorable experience," said Jim Durrett, Buckhead CID executive director. "We don’t want the additional holiday traffic to be a deterrent to guests enjoying what Buckhead has to offer during the holiday season."

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 Monarch Centre/Lenox Mall Entrance
  • Peachtree at Lenox Parkway
  • Lenox Road at Kingsboro Road/Lenox Mall Entrance
  • Lenox Road at E. Paces Ferry Road*
  • Lenox Road at Wright Avenue
  • Peachtree Road at Stratford Drive
  • Peachtree at Oak Valley*
  • GA 400 at Buckhead Loop/Lenox Road*

* = locations not covered on certain dates – see schedule below

This year’s holiday traffic officer schedule will be:

DAY DATES TIMES
Thursday December 11 4 – 7 p.m.
Friday December 12 4 – 7 p.m.
Saturday December 13 2 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday December 17 4 – 7 p.m.
Thursday December 18 4 – 7 p.m.
Friday December 19 4 – 8 p.m.
Saturday December 20 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday December 21 2 – 8 p.m.
Monday December 22 3 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday December 23 3 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday* December 24 12 – 5 p.m.
Friday December 26 12 – 7 p.m.

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