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Construction Underway for Ansley Park Traffic Calming Project

Currently, work is being done near The Prado entrance to the neighborhood as that intersection off Piedmont Avenue will continue to be closed to vehicle for at least another week.

More than a decade in the planning, the Ansley Park neighborhood traffic calming project commenced construction several weeks ago.

Currently, work is being done near The Prado entrance to the neighborhood as that intersection off Piedmont Avenue will continue to be closed to vehicle traffic for at least another week.

Following the completion of The Prado entrance, construction will continue at the Westminster Drive, Avery Drive and South Prado entrances to the neighborhood.

In 2000, the Ansley Park Civic Association (APCA) was awarded $2.8 million from the developers of the Atlantic Station mixed-use development for the purpose of constructing traffic calming enhancements to the neighborhood with the goals of vehicle speed reduction, improving pedestrian/bicycle mobility, and enhancing greenspace.

The neighborhood’s wide streets are often used by speeding motorists as a cut-through from Piedmont to Peachtree. The APCA also received a $375,000 matching grant from the Georgia's Department of Transportation to be utilized for the Peachtree Circle portion of the project.

Greenspace is being created by replacing large areas of asphalt with well-landscaped islands of ground cover, walkways, and trees. When completed, Ansley residents will find the streets to be more pedestrian friendly for walkers, joggers and bikers within the historic neighborhood’s curvilinear roads and intersections.

The boundaries of the neighborhood are defined as the Beverly Road and Spring-Buford Connector to the north, Piedmont Ave. and the railroad to east, Peachtree Circle to the west, and 15th Street and Lafayette Drive to the south.

Patch September 06, 2012 at 07:32 PM
This is great news. These small improvements will make walking in this area much better. Glad they are fixing the Prado/Piedmont intersection first. This is the worst one. I usually walk on the other side of the street because of this wide intersection.
Tim September 06, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Now hopefully the city will remove the crazy restrictions on turning from Piedmont west onto these roads - these restrictions during the busy parts of the day help backup Piedmont from Monroe.
Tammy September 06, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I bet they will leave those restrictions in place...those are intended to cut down on cut through traffic.

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