Peachtree Road Transformation Project – What’s Next?
The Peachtree Road transformation was one of BCID’s first road improvement projects. I first referred to it as a “sewer for cars,” when it was only accessible for cars and not cyclists or pedestrians.
Since 2007, we have transformed this street into a complete street in two phases by adding granite curbing and medians, hardwood trees, seasonal color landscaping, bike lanes, wide sidewalks, modern lighting, buried utilities, street furniture and dedicated left turn lanes at signaled intersections.
Phase I: Runs from GA 400 to one block south of Piedmont Road at Maple Drive and was completed in 2007.
Phase II: Runs from GA 400 to the intersection of Roxboro Road and Peachtree Road and was completed in 2012.
So what’s NEXT?
Over the past year we have been working on phases three and four of Peachtree Road’s streetscape project.
Phase III: The Peachtree Road Phase Three streetscape project will include sidewalk improvements, bike lanes, a landscaped median, pavement resurfacing, traffic signal upgrades, decorative lighting and street trees from Maple Drive to Shadowlawn Avenue. The project is currently in the right-of-way acquisition phase, with construction scheduled to begin in summer 2017. The project is being federally funded, with matching funding being provided by the BCID and the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank, and will be managed by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). However, the BCID will play a role in project oversight to ensure successfull project delivery.
Phase IV: The Peachtree Road Phase Four streetscape project will be implemented in two sub-phases:
- Pavement Resurfacing: The resurfacing project will include lane reconfiguration to accommodate two northbound lanes, three southbound lanes and a center turn lane from Shadowlawn Avenue to Sheridan Drive (the BCID boundary.) The resurfacing project is scheduled to begin the first quarter of 2017. This project will be funded locally by the BCID.
- Streetscape project: The scope will include sidewalk improvements, traffic signal upgrades, decorative lighting and street trees from Shadowlawn Avenue to Sheridan Drive, and the plans and project schedule are currently being developed. This project will likely have funding participation from state or federal sources.
Keep coming back to our blog to see more updates on phases III and IV.