NPU W Monthly Project Dashboard Report – December 2020

Attached is the latest NPU W Project Dashboard report with the best available information on ATLDOT projects within your boundaries.

In addition, here’s a quick status update on projects in design and construction:

Atlanta Ave (TCC)

Final utility design expected from Georgia Power Company.  Design will proceed pending results of Boulevard traffic calming study.

Boulevard (TCC)

Final utility design expected from Georgia Power Company.  Design will proceed pending results of Boulevard traffic calming study.

Glenwood Rd (TCC)

Final utility design expected from Georgia Power Company.  Design will proceed pending results of Boulevard traffic calming study.

R.D. Abernathy/Georgia Ave (TCC)

Final utility design expected from Georgia Power Company.  Design will proceed pending results of Boulevard traffic calming study.

Monroe/Boulevard (TCC)

This corridor is included in a package of citywide signal upgrades and intersection improvements.  Final plans for the package are complete and bid package has been submitted to the Office of Procurement.

Glenwood LCI Match (Realignment at Moreland)

Construction is underway.

Ayr St Roadway Construction

This project is being bid as a part of the Unpaved Roadways Phase I package originally bid at the end of December 2019.  The package advertisement was delayed; a new bid schedule is being developed and should move forward in coming weeks.

Braeburn Roadway Construction

This project is being bid as a part of the Unpaved Roadways Phase I package originally bid at the end of December 2019.  The package advertisement was delayed; a new bid schedule is being developed and should move forward in coming weeks.

South Boulevard Complete Streets

This is a concept design-only project. Concept design is complete. Constituents provided feedback on the concept design during two (2) public information open houses held in January 2021 and through February 26, 2021 via email.  All feedback is being compiled for ATLDOT review.

Monroe Dr/Boulevard Complete Street

Design will begin in coming weeks.

SR154 Memorial Drive Corridor Improvements

Design with GDOT comments addressed has been resubmitted for GDOT approval.  The project will include new and expanded sidewalks, medians, lighting, tree plantings and other streetscape amenities, improved bus shelters, upgraded signalization, and additional turn lanes at intersections on Memorial Dr from Connally St to Grant St.

Glenwood/Moreland LCI Projects

Construction is underway.

Right of Way Acquisition and Install Lighting (Atlanta  Beltine) 

86.6% of total funding allotment has been paid; annual payments will continue until funding commitment is complete.

Downtown Special Events ITS

Most work completed on this citywide contract; will cover signal tech and traffic engineering work needed for Dekalb Ave Safety Improvements.

Signal Optimization and Detection Phase I 

Most work completed on this citywide contract; will cover signal tech and traffic engineering work needed for Dekalb Ave Safety Improvements.

Smart Signal Systems Phase I

Most work completed on this citywide contract; will cover signal tech and traffic engineering work needed for Dekalb Ave Safety Improvements.

Please feel free to submit any questions regarding the projects listed in the monthly report to ATLDOT@atlantaga.gov.

Virtual Neighborhood Watch Training 2021

Join the Crime Prevention Unit for their Citywide Virtual Neighborhood Watch Training 2021 on March 13th at 10:00am via zoom (link is on flyer). Neighborhood Watch Program promotes unity amongst all members of the community, while educating our communities on how to act as eyes and ears of the Atlanta Police Department.

Contact Inspector Jammie Tillman to register for Neighborhood Watch Training at JLTillman@atlantaga.gov or call/text 470-462-9026.

City of Atlanta – Police Reform Community Engagement

From the Atlanta Police Department…

If this past year has taught us anything, we still have some work to do as a community. The impact of social unrest due to existing inequalities coupled with a global pandemic and an unconventional election year revealed much about our society that we probably want to forget. The breakdown of the public trust in our police department and the spike in violent crime that many cities have seen across the nation are just a few of those things.

The City of Atlanta has initiated a citywide effort to understand the issues and perceptions around police reform and public safety because they go hand in hand. The City has partnered with APD URBAN PLANNING & MANAGEMENT, LLC to ensure EVERYONE HAS A VOICE AND INPUT in the process. Please take a moment to complete our citywide survey and share this email with your community so they can complete it also.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ATLPoliceReform

Center for Civic Innovation NPU Survey

Civic engagement is an essential part of working with the public at-large or even a highly nuanced and segmented group. Public discourse takes place in disparate places, online forums, websites and platforms, online meetings and social networking like Zoom and Teams. Covid has changed how and where we communicate, placing our lives in a dual existence, one in our homes and the other in a digital world. And for those who don’t or are unable to engage virtually, finding safe ways to communicate and inform is crucial.

We here in Civic and Community Engagement at CCI are working to broaden our reach and effectiveness in communicating ideas about our collective civic life. We have a survey that seeks to identify how people take in information, where they find information about what is going on, and how they are likely to be inspired to take action. 

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete our community-wide survey about civic engagement and share with your networks. It is now available in both Spanish and English. 

The survey is part of our NPU Initiative- a comprehensive, multi-year study and review of Atlanta’s historic Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) system in order to make ten recommendations for system improvements.

Bill Kennedy Way – Bridge Work Over I-20

From the team at Atlanta BeltLine…

As we work to complete interim safety improvements to Bill Kennedy Way SE (BKW), Atlanta BeltLine, Inc (ABI) will begin work on the surface of the bridge over I-20. This work is intended to be completed in two phases. Phase 1 is expected to begin tomorrow, February 23rd and be completed April 2nd, but the schedule may be extended due to weather or other unforeseen delays. Phase 1 includes the addition of an 8’ trail on the eastside of the bridge that will be protected by a 2’8” concrete barrier wall that will connect the north and south trail segments.
 
Reeves Construction Company, the contractor completing the construction and under contract with ABI, recently received permission from the Georgia Department of Transportation to begin phase 1. During phase 1, the westernmost sidewalk will be temporarily closed between the on and off ramps and the southbound travel lane will be closed and shifted over to the northbound turning lane for travel. There will be no impact to the pedestrian travel lane on the eastern side of the bridge during this phase. 

Work will take place Monday through Friday from 9am-3:30pm. Some minor traffic delays should be expected. This work will not block any other roads or the entrances to any businesses or homes in the vicinity. Vehicular messaging boards will provide updated information on either side of the bridge on a daily as needed basis. Once we know the schedule for phase two, we will send an email update to the community. Additional details can be found here.

In addition to the work on the bridge, ongoing work along BKW will include: 

  • Pedestrian lights at the intersections Glenwood Ave SE/BKW and Faith Ave SE/BKW.
    • These improvements are going through final approvals with the City of Atlanta and will be operational soon. 
  • Concrete planters will be installed over the next month and planted in April by Trees Atlanta.
  • Permanent pavement markings and trail signage will be installed mid-March.
    • Traffic will be impacted for 2-3 days but we will place advance signage and notice for the exact dates of impact. 

Thank you for your patience as we enhance safety on this important connecting segment of the Atlanta BeltLine.