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ARC Seeks Public Input on Update to Regional Transportation Improvement Plan

Atlanta — Jan 27, 2021

The Atlanta Regional Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed update to the regional Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, which would program federal and state funding for transportation projects across metro Atlanta.

ARC worked closely with officials in cities and counties in the 21-county Atlanta region to develop the project list in a way that meets local priorities and improves safety and mobility.

This update involves only changes to projects, such as cost, scope, or timing. Key projects include:

  • Improving the I-85 North Interchange at North Druid Hills Road in the City of Brookhaven by creating a so-called displaced left turn interchange, which allows for much safer left turns than 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 Roswell 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.

“Improving transportation in metro Atlanta requires a range of solutions, from providing greater transit access, addressing key bottlenecks, and improving pedestrian and bicycling options,” said John Orr, managing director of ARC’s Transportation and Mobility Access group. “We urge the public to review the projects and provide feedback so we can make sure we’re meeting the needs of our communities.”

The full project list can be found at atlantaregional.org/amendment. Public comment is open through Feb. 11. All comments may be submitted to transportation@atlantaregional.org.

A public hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 10 at ARC’s Transportation and Air Quality Committee, which will be held virtually. Those intending to present comments at this meeting should send an email to transportation@atlantaregional.org or by phone at 470-378-1557 by 4 p.m. on Feb. 9.

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
Contact Phone: 404-202-4662
Contact Email: pdonsky@atlantaregional.org

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