A Great Day for Buckhead

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Today marks an exciting event for Buckhead and the city of Atlanta – the new Buckhead MARTA Station and GA-400 pedestrian bridge is officially open to the public. This project has been decades in the making and today’s grand opening is an achievement not only for all parties involved in its creation, but also the consumers who make use of it.

This project provides a critical transportation infrastructure improvement that will give pedestrians on Tower Place Drive and Stratford Road unprecedented access to each side of GA-400 and the Buckhead MARTA station. The bridge also will allow those pedestrians exiting onto Tower Place Drive direct access to the new Path400 multi-use five-mile trail, which is currently under construction. More than 3,000 people who live, work, shop and worship in the area will now have a more practical rail transit alternative.

All of these changes will positively impact overall mobility in the area and the Buckhead CID is proud to have supported this effort. We’re even more proud to see it finished!

Earlier today, I was honored to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with members of MARTA, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Federal Transit Administration,the State Road & Tollway Authority and the City of Atlanta. Now that we’ve cut the ribbon, the project is immediately open to the public. I hope you’ll take your next opportunity to explore this new facility and the incredible convenience it provides.

Below are some photos from today’s event.

David Allman interviewed

David Allman, Chairman of the Buckhead CID Board of Directors, is interviewed after the event by Channel 2 News.

 

Ribbon is cut

Moments after the ribbon is cut on the new pedestrian bridge!

 

View from the bridge

The great view of Buckhead and GA-400 from the bridge.

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