Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MARTA to begin Buckhead Bridge work

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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, in joint partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District, Georgia Department of Transportation, State Road and Toll Authority, Federal Transit Administration and the city of Atlanta, is preparing to begin construction in the spring on a pedestrian bridge to reconnect the east and west sides of the Buckhead community.

The bridge will also offer a convenient entrance to the Buckhead MARTA Station. Once completed, pedestrians will be able to cross between Stratford Road to Tower Place Drive over Georgia 400. The project is slated for completion in November 2013.

MARTA will begin its preliminary work on the project on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, which will require single-tracking at Buckhead Station each weekday between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weekend single-tracking will be scheduled as needed.

This project is the result of an agreement that was reached between the partners, prior to the construction of Georgia 400, to one day restore connectivity between the east and west sides of Buckhead.
The project includes:

• A new entrance on the north end of the existing Buckhead Station

• Pedestrian bridge over north and southbound lanes of GA 400

• An elevator/stair tower, sidewalk, and bridge connection on the east side of GA 400

• Sidewalk access to elevated walkway from Tower Place to connect to the bridge on the west side of GA 400

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