Project 15: Atlanta Highway Corridor Improvements

Project Details

The Atlanta Highway Corridor Improvement Project seeks to provide infrastructure improvements to help improve traffic flow, pedestrian access, and bicycle facilities between Monroe Highway and the Middle Oconee River. (Note: There is also a similar project for Lexington Highway).

Project Updates

Mayor & Commission will consider for approval the Atlanta Highway User Group Priority Project Concepts during their regularly scheduled meeting on September 7.  

Project Information

Public Engagement

February – April 18, 2021

In order to help identify the community’s greatest needs for transportation improvements in this corridor, several in-person events were held.  Use the links below to find out more about the project and obtain results from the Public Engagement process.

Several In-Person Events and Drop-in Events were Held

  • Sat., March 13 - Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park (8:00 AM - Noon) - Pop-up booth
  • Sat., March 13 - Lowe's at 3341 Lexington Highway (9:00 AM - Noon) - Pop-up booth
  • Sat., March 20 - Cofer's Home & Garden Showplace - 1145 Mitchell Bridge Road (9:00 AM - Noon) - Pop-up booth
  • Sat., March 20 - Downtown - College Square Plaza (Noon - 2:00 PM) - Pop-up booth
  • Mon., March 22 - Athens-Ben Epps Airport - 1010 Ben Epps Drive (6:00-8:00 PM) - Drop-in open house
  • Wed., March 24 - ACC Extension Office - 275 Cleveland Road (6:00-8:00 PM) - Drop-in open house [Traductores de español disponibles]
  • Thurs., March 25 - ACC Extension Office - 275 Cleveland Road (6:00-8:00 PM) - Drop-in open house
  • Sat., March 27 - Athens-Ben Epps Airport - 1010 Ben Epps Drive (10:00 AM - Noon) - Drop-in open house [Traductores de español disponibles]

Immediate Impact Projects

Traffic Engineering completed installation of an advance warning sign to better warn drivers that outer westbound lane ends prior to reaching Georgia Square Mall Drive.

Landscape Management has submitted Landscape Improvements plans for approval with the Georgia Department of Transportation to enhance the median area on US Hwy 78 and Monroe Hwy intersection (location #1).

Locations 2-3 are postponed to better coordinate with future Georgia Department of Transportation construction activities at the Atlanta Highway and Athens Loop interchange project.

Estimated Cost:  
TSPLOST 2018 Budget
$4,000,000
Estimated Annual Operating Impact
$1,000