In the News
DateMay 26, 2017
SourceAtlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta Business Chronicle | May 26, 2017
Atlanta will use funds from the transportation sales tax increase city voters approved last fall to convert a stretch of Campbellton Road into a “smart” corridor.
The project will run from Lee Street to the western city limits and will include resurfacing; operational and safety improvements; pedestrian amenities; streetscaping; Americans with Disabilities Act compliance sidewalks; drainage improvements and signalization technology upgrades. The work also will be coordinated with planned MARTA improvements in the corridor.
“The goal is to have the Campbellton Road corridor be among the most connected corridors in Georgia, including technology that will be used for multimodal traffic control and road safety,” said Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms, whose district includes Campbellton Road.
The Georgia Department of Transportation will put up $12 million of the project cost, with the city kicking in $4.2 million of the sales tax revenue voters authorized in the November referendum.
Design work will begin next year.