Community News A view of the controversial present traffic lane pattern on  West  P{aces Ferry Road.

Published on February 24th, 2015 |

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Public meeting cancelled on Buckhead traffic lane restriping

The public information meeting regarding the restriping of East and West Paces Ferry Road and Pharr Road, scheduled for Wednesday evening (Feb. 25) from 6-8 p.m. at the Atlanta International School, has been cancelled due to the winter snow storm that is forecast for Buckhead and the Atlanta area.

A view of the controversial present traffic lane pattern on  West  P{aces Ferry Road.

A view of the controversial present traffic lane pattern on West P{aces Ferry Road.

As of Tuesday evening, no alternative date, time or location has been rescheduled for the meeting, but the meeting is required before restriping and other work can proceed on West Paces Ferry and Pharr roads. Work on East Paces Ferry Road apparently can proceed without the public meeting.

(Check back with BuckheadView.com for updates on when and where the public meeting will be held.)

Last year, the Buckhead Community Improvement District hired consultants to develop a plan to redesign and reconstruct traffic lanes on West Paces Ferry Road between Peachtree Road and East Andrews, following a plethora of complaints from residents, businesses and motorists.

This intersection at Pharfr and Peachtree roads has drawn a great deal of public comment at previous meetings.

This intersection at Pharr and Peachtree roads has drawn a great deal of public comment at previous meetings.

The CID’s revised roadway concept would restore West Paces Ferry to two lanes in each direction, with a center left-turn lane, a single bike lane and a mid-block signaled crossing. The westbound bike lane would be removed and replaced with a shared lane.

Also last year, the city of Atlanta asked the Buckhead CID to suggest how to restripe East Paces Ferry Road and Pharr Road between Peachtree and Piedmont.

On Feb. 25, the Buckhead CID and the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works – Office of Transportation had scheduled to host the public information meeting to discuss the planned road striping set to take place in March.

Construction will begin after the plan is accepted by the city of Atlanta, which will be required to pass legislation allowing the mid-block pedestrian crossing.

Representatives of the city of Atlanta and the BCID were to be on hand to discuss the road striping at the meeting. BuckheadView is convinced the meeting will be rescheduled as soon as possible, since the repaving of Pharr Road has been completed and it lacks any lane striping.

Also, the changes that are being proposed for West Paces Ferry Road require not only a public hearing but also legislation by the Atlanta City Council to allow for the proposed mid-block pedestrian crossing.

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