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Published on November 23rd, 2015 |

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CID adds Buckhead holiday traffic control officers starting Nov. 27

The Buckhead Community Improvement District’s (CID) has bulked up its Traffic Officer Program for the holiday shopping season in an effort to help alleviate or at least reduce holiday traffic problems in the Buckhead area.

The Buckhead CID funds and manages the deployment of additional off-duty Atlanta Police Department (APD) traffic officers in key congested locations from Friday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 26.

Officers will be posted at road intersections that correlate to Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, and also will include:
• Peachtree Road at Lenox Road
• Peachtree Road at Monarch Centre/Lenox Mall Entrance
• Peachtree at Lenox Parkway
• Lenox Road at Kingsboro Road/Lenox Mall Entrance
• Lenox Road at E. Paces Ferry Road
• Lenox Road at Wright Avenue
• Peachtree Road at Stratford Drive
• Peachtree at Oak Valley
• GA 400 at Buckhead Loop/Lenox Road

This year’s holiday traffic officer schedule will be: The Friday after Thanksgiving 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday & Friday, Dec. 3 & 4 and Dec. 16 & 17, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, 2-8 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 10 & 11, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12, noon-8 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 18, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 20, 2-8 p.m.

On Christmas week, the officer schedule will be Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 21-23 3-9 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 24, noon to 5 p.m. and the day after Christmas, Saturday Dec. 26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

The holiday traffic officer program, now in its fourth year, focuses on helping traffic move more efficiently during peak rush hour times by keeping the intersections clear when drivers are entering or exiting shopping malls, offices or retail developments.

“We want to do our part to help residents and visitors coming to Buckhead’s shops, restaurants and hotels have a pleasant and memorable experience,” said Jim Durrett, Buckhead CID executive director. “We don’t want the additional holiday traffic to be a deterrent to guests enjoying what Buckhead has to offer during the holiday season.”

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