Work is finally set to begin this summer on phase one of the DeKalb Avenue Complete Street Project, according to a copy of the plan and map obtained by INtown.
The Atlanta Department of Transportation presented the plant to stakeholders at a meeting two weeks ago and will reveal it to the public at an open house on Feb. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the MLK Jr. Natatorium, 110 Hilliard St.
Phase one of the plan – which stretches from Jackson Street to Ridgecrest Drive – will include resurfacing, removal of the reversible lane, sidewalk and ADA improvements, traffic signal upgrades, on-street parking at Fox Bros. BBQ and a two-way cycle track between Hurt and Candler Streets. According to the city document, work on phase one will begin this summer.
The document states that because of “budget and schedule constraints” phase one improvements are limited to the existing right-of-way. That means that the dream of a separate bike/pedestrian path and on-street parking for the length of the corridor will be shuffled to phase two.
While concept developments are underway for phase two, according to the document, construction funding sources have yet to be identified.