North Ave Public Engagement

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About the "Reimagine North Avenue" project

In the summer of 2022, Athens-Clarke County was awarded a $24.97 million federal grant to “reimagine” the North Avenue corridor.

These grant funds come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Discretionary Grant Program, which invests in community infrastructure projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit systems, and other forms of transportation. 

The program aims to make transportation systems safer, more accessible, affordable, and sustainable.

ACCGov staff plan to engage with residents and users of the corridor this fall. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2027.

  1. Project Scope
  2. Potential Project Elements

Project Limits

Reimagine North Avenue extends from Downtown Athens, at the intersection of North Avenue and Willow Street, to just north of SR-10 at the intersection of Freeman Drive/Collins Industrial Boulevard.

North Avenue map showing project area (Willow St. to Collins Industrial Boulevard) Opens in new window


  • Create safe pedestrian and bicycle connections to job centers and services
  • Improve connectivity and mobility options for transit-dependent populations
  • Address racial equity through better access and opportunity
  • Reduce climate impacts through lower emissions and improved water quality
  • Increase economic prosperity for Areas of Persistent Poverty
  • Improve safety, while reducing conflicts for all modes of transportation
  • Improve state of good repair through reconstruction of aging infrastructure
  • Create an attractive, welcoming, and cohesive community corridor
  • Improve stormwater management and quality through green infrastructure

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