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Chamblee December News


Priority Projects:

The CID’s work program includes several local, priority projects. Four are in planning or pre-construction stages, including:

  • Peachtree Boulevard Gateway & Intersection Realignment
  • East-West Railroad Crossing
  • Peachtree Boulevard Pedestrian Enhancements
  • Shallowford Road Enhancements

Regional Projects:

In addition, the CID is an active stakeholder in projects with a much wider regional reach including:

  • Top End I-285 Express Lanes
  • Top End I-285 Regional Transit & Regional Trail
  • Buford Highway Arterial Rapid Transit

1. Peachtree Boulevard Gateway & Intersection Realignment:

  • The Project Status: The project will be awarded in $2,076,000 in grants through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC’s) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The award covers the next two phases: Preliminary Engineering (PE) in 2023 and Right of Way acquisition (ROW) in 2025. Construction remains unfunded and will be pursued in the future.

2.     East-West Railroad Crossing:

  • With limited ways to cross the tracks, the proposed effort seeks to identify a new multimodal east-west crossing to reconnect the community.
  • The need for east-west connectivity is heightened by the impending construction of GDOT’s express lanes which call for a new exit ramp.
  • The projects effort will identify the most feasible location for a new crossing and determine if should be a bridge or a tunnel. The CID developed a prospectus of the project which details the need and opportunity.

3.     Pedestrian Enhancements Along Peachtree Boulevard

  • The improvements will provide pedestrian features where none currently exist. They are designed to be quick fixes, such as crosswalk extensions, pedestrian refuges, and sidewalk in-fill.
  • Project Status: Application for GDOT’s Quick Response program will be made by the deadline in March. If awarded, GDOT would assume the project(s) and begin construction in June.

4.     Top End Express Lanes:

  • GDOT is building tolled express lanes (aa Managed Lanes) throughout the region’s interstate network. The CID is an interested partner in the “Top End” of the I-285 as these investments will have a 50+ year impact on the community.

5.     Shallowford Road Enhancements

  • This project seeks to provide multimodal, environmentally sensitive roadway improvements for a corridor connecting Buford Highway to Doraville MARTA station. Enhancements may include a cycle track, sidewalks, landscaping, pedestrian lighting and crossing signals.
  • Project Status: The project will be awarded $603,151 in grants through the TIP. The award covers the next phase, Preliminary Engineering (PE), in 2024.

6.     Buford Highway Arterial Rapid Transit (ART)/ Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

  • MARTA is planning to launch ART along Buford Highway in 2024. One of the highest transit ridership corridors in the region, the service will connect the Lindbergh and Doraville transit stations.

**All Above December News is sourced from the December Chamblee CID SWAY Report**

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