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.