Periodically we get asked: what's happening with that DeKalb Ave safety project? The Atlanta Departments of Transportation (ATLDOT) and Watershed Management (DWM) recently posted an update on part 1 of this long-awaited street overhaul.
💦 They're still working on drainage improvement at the Krog St / DeKalb Ave intersection. ~97% of the stormwater pipe installation is now complete.
💡 They'll start relocating utilities in early March 2023.
🛣️ Finally, they'll remove the reversible lane and resurface & restripe the street from Jackson St to the Ridgecrest Rd city limit, depending on things like staff availability and the weather.
You can learn more and ask all of your questions at a community update meeting hosted by ATLDOT & DWM:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Israel Baptist Church
2071 Hosea L. Williams Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
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We started advocating for improvements to DeKalb Ave with a petition in 2014 titled "Fix DeKalb Ave." After succeeding in getting a complete street project onto the 2015 Renew Atlanta bond project list, and more funding in the 2016 TSPLOST, the project was split into two parts when the City of Atlanta:
- bumped the more robust complete street to the 2022 Moving Atlanta Forward list
- but included some pedestrian safety and sidewalk improvements and a section of protected bike/LIT lane in the current project
Read more on the history of this advocacy effort and resulting projects.
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