Friday, January 15, 2010

Back to work following the extended winter break

After a holiday lane closure moratorium and a week of snow, the Peachtree Boulevard transformation is forging ahead. Crews are installing the granite curbs you may have noticed stacked just north of Maggiano's. Before installation, these curbs are more than 15 inches tall (the former Buckhead CID ED called them the "Cliffs of Dover")! Once installed below grade, however, only six inches will be exposed, forming an attractive and sturdy transition from the road to the sidewalk buffer.

The Peachtree Boulevard transformation is the major enhancement of a stretch of Peachtree Road in Buckhead into a more livable, walkable, bikable and drivable promenade. The transformation will allow Peachtree to live up to its reputation as Atlanta’s “signature street.” It will become a destination, not just a throughway. Information is available at: