The flowers have been planted and the benches along the sidewalks are now installed. Slowly, the orange barrels are being removed. No more turning onto Peachtree Road from Lenox only to be forced to immediately merge into one lane.
Yep, it's true. The Peachtree Road improvements are finally complete after two years.
The ribbon-cutting for Phase II of the Peachtree Road transformation will take place on Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is among the scheduled speakers at the event, which will take place outside the Pinnacle building across from Phipps Plaza.
Buckhead Community Improvement District wanted to improve the busy Buckhead artery to make it more pedestrian-friendly and to create a "complete street" by adding granite curbing and medians, hardwood trees, seasonal color landscaping, bike lanes, wide sidewalks, modern lighting, buried utility lines, street furniture and dedicated left turn lanes at signaled intersections.
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