Earlier this month, the Buckhead Community Improvement District marked the implementation of Phase II of the Peachtree Road complete streets project. The project has converted a one‐mile stretch of Buckhead’s main traffic artery into a signature boulevard, with granite curbing and medians, hardwood trees, seasonal color landscaping, bike lanes, wider sidewalks, modern lighting, buried utility lines, street furniture, and dedicated left turn lanes at signalized intersections.
“Transforming Peachtree into a complete street is fundamental to creating a walkable urban place, which the market is increasingly demanding,” said Buckhead CID Executive Director Jim Durrett. “We are achieving this while also improving traffic flow on this signature street.”
Phase II starts at the MARTA overpass where Phase I of the project terminates and extends north to Roxboro Road. The $32‐million dollar project was funded from a variety of state, federal and local sources, including donated right of way from local property owners. Phase III, which is in development, will extend south past Maple Drive to East Shadowlawn Ave.
To learn more about the BCID’s planned projects in the Peachtree Road corridor, visit the project’s homepage.