Community News The above graphic shows the GDOT preferred  option for the area of Peachtree Road from Peachtree Battle Avenue north to Shadowlawn.

Published on September 7th, 2015 |

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2 Buckhead public input meetings Sept. 10 on crime, Peachtree Road

Two important Buckhead public information meetings will be taking place this Thursday (Sept. 10) right across the street from each other and at the same time at Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner at a recent Buckhead 50 Club meeting.

Atlanta Police Chief George Turner at a recent Buckhead 50 Club meeting.

facilities—one dealing with crime, the other with the new Peachtree Road configuration.

The Thursday Public Safety Community meeting at 6:30 p.m. at The Lodge, 3417 Roswell Road, is a forum specifically for Buckhead residents to express their concerns Atlanta Police Chief George Turner about crime and related activity in Buckhead.

The Lodge is located across Roswell Road from the main facilities of Peachtree Presbyterian Church, where the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods will be meeting at 6:45 p.m. in room 2209 for a discussion of the Georgia Department of Transporation’s (GDOT) proposal for changes to Peachtree Road in Buckhead.

BuckheadView reported in late August that GDOT’s proposal includes a center left-turn lane for the entire track from Maple Drive on the north to Deering Road on the south, along with other lane changes in segments from Maple Drive to the I-85 overpass.

Among the traffic lane proposals being offered now are the following:
• Maple Drive to Shadowlawn Avenue: 7 taffic lanes (3 thru lanes in each direction, 1 turn lane) with 2 bike lanes.
• Shadowlawn Avenue south to Peachtree Battle: 6 traffic lanes (3 southbound lanes, 2 northbound lanes, 1 turn lane) with no bike lanes.
• Peachtree Battle south to Deering Road: 5 traffic lanes (2 thru lanes in each direction, 1 turn lane) with 2 bike lanes.

(To read the earlier BuckheadView story, go here.)

Note: The BCN meeting was already scheduled before APD Chief Turner’s Thursday briefing to Buckhead residents was announced.

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