Saturday, January 12, 2013
Bridge joint work will close three left lanes in on I-285 eastbound from I-75 to Roswell Road and three right lanes westbound from Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road all weekend.
Saturday, January 12
In order to avoid "significant" traffic delays due to construction this weekend, Georgia Department of Transportation officials urge drivers to seek alternative routes to GA-400 near I-85 and I-285's "top end." Bridge joint work will close three left lanes in on I-285 eastbound from I-75 to Roswell Road and three right lanes westbound from Northside Drive to Powers Ferry Road all weekend. Long delays are expected. All weekend, contractors will continue the construction of the bridges in the SR 400/I-85 interchange. Flagging operations on surface streets around the interchange and various lane closures on State Route 400 are expected to cause delays in the area so motorists should plan ahead to avoid the backups. “We understand that these…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Next week's closure of Deering Road for six months will result in motorists using the already traffic-heavy alternate routes along 17th Street and Collier Road.
Traffic in the areas of north Midtown and south Buckhead is not great, but it’s about to get a whole lot worse when Deering Road is closed for approximately six months beginning on Monday, Jan. 7. The reason – to replace the sinking Amtrak station parking lot near the intersection of Deering and Peachtree Street – is clearly understandable. The result – the elimination of a major cut through for motorists between Peachtree and Northside Drive – will result in additional traffic congestion issues in an area that is already overloaded with vehicles. Georgia Department of Transportation Metro Atlanta District Engineer Rachel Brown told Patch last year when discussing the project, “We realize this impacts your life. It impacts your community …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
A meeting with the state and city about conflicting Buckhead transportation projects left one neighborhood association official feeling a need for change.
Loring Heights Neighborhood Association President Ron Grunwald came away from this morning's meeting with officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation and the city of Atlanta feeling like the whole process of scheduling construction projects needs a change. Grunwald said he was happy with the meeting turnout, and did like learning that the water main installation on Northside Drive may not coincide as much with the planned Amtrak station improvements because of how contractor bidding on the water main project works, but he still feels that this whole situation was badly handled. He said that he thinks neighborhoods should be informed sooner about proposed construction projects, scheduling projects should be approached …
City and state officials say there's no way to reschedule two projects that are likely to make life extra miserable for commuters in Buckhead.
The Buckhead Council of Neighbors will meet with public works and Georgia DOT representatives to talk about a traffic nightmare brewing in Buckhead. Improvements to the Amtrak station set to begin in early July and water main installation and improvement on Northside Drive set to start at the end of July or early August are expected to combine to create problems for drivers. The Buckhead Council of Neighbors wanted to ease the pain by rescheduling the projects. Officials have said that's not possible due to funding issues, so neighborhood association leaders and the City of Atlanta hashed out a detour route around the Amtrak station. Part of the detour route, on 17th Street, has its own problems involving the improper timing of traffic …
Friday, June 15, 2012
GDOT and Public Works officials told the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods on Thursday night that the Northside Drive and Deering Road projects can't be rescheduled.
The Buckhead Council of Neighbors is attempting to save Buckhead drivers a big headache this summer, when two major construction projects will be underway at the same time and potentially cause a traffic “nightmare.” The council met with members of GDOT, as well as Atlanta Commissioner of Public Works Richard Mendoza at their monthly meeting on Thursday night in an attempt to get clarity on why it seems the scheduling on the projects can’t be changed. The two projects in conflict are the parking lot replacement at the Amtrak station in Buckhead, which will require the closure of Deering Road where it connects to Peachtree adjacent to the train station (expected to begin after July 4), and the extensive Northside Drive improvements/water …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Georgia Department of Transportation provides a detailed breakdown of the project. Additionally, streets within District 8 to be repaved.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
One of the most important and long anticipated projects about to begin in Buckhead is the Northside Drive Safety Improvement Project, which has now been coupled with the $14 million Department of Watershed Management water main replacement project. Both projects will be overseen and constructed by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and were combined since the schedule for the water main work coincided with the one for the safety improvement project. The department had originally delayed the water line work in order to study alternative scheduling that would minimize disruption to the business community and residents. Now, doing both projects at the same time should reduce the impact to residents and lend to greater …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Proposed changes to the Mount Paran Road exit drew differing opinions at Thursday evening's Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meeting.
A plan by the Georgia Department of Transportation to relieve traffic congestion was the major item on the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods' December meeting Thursday evening. Representatives from the Georgia DOT presented what turned out to be the hot button issue of the night — concerns about traffic patterns surrounding the I-75 and Mount Paran Road interchange. The BCN had expressed concerns to the GDOT regarding four different issues with traffic patterns at this intersection. Currently traffic criss-crosses in two directions on Mount Paran Road to access U.S. 41, and travelers exiting from I-75 North and South compete with Mount Paran and U.S. 41 traffic. The Southbound exit is a single lane that quickly combines with Mount Paran …