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ARC Board Approves Amendment to Regional Transportation Improvement Plan

Atlanta — Mar 10, 2021

The Atlanta Regional Commission Board today approved an amendment to the FY 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, which programs federal and state funding for transportation projects across metro Atlanta.

ARC works closely with officials in cities and counties in the 21-county Atlanta region and partner planning agencies to reflect the most up to date information in the TIP and ensure that the project list meets local priorities.

This amendment involves changes to project cost estimates and schedules. Key projects include:

  • Improving the I-85 North Interchange at North Druid Hills Road in the City of Brookhaven by creating a displaced left turn interchange, which allows for much safer left turns that conventional intersections while improving traffic flow.
  • Extending two multi-use paths: the City of Chamblee’s Rail Trail, and PATH 400 in the City of Sandy Springs from Loridians Drive to Johnson Ferry Road.
  • Enhancing pedestrian infrastructure and improve intersections on Fulton Industrial Boulevard from Lakeview Court to Westpark Place in the Fulton Industrial Boulevard CID and the city of South Fulton.
  • Widening Rock Quarry Road in Henry County from north of Eagle Springs Drive to SR 42/SR 138.
  • Providing operating assistance from MARTA’s Arterial Rapid Transit service on Metropolitan Parkway, from West End Station to the city of Hapeville.

“These projects are designed to improve transportation options, efficiency, and safety across the Atlanta region,” said John Orr, managing director of ARC’s Transportation and Mobility Access group.

The full project list can be found at atlantaregional.org/amendment.

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73 other cities. The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.  

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Contact Name: Paul Donsky
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