The second phase of a project to turn Peachtree Road into a “complete street” is drawing to a close the Buckhead Community Improvement District says.

The second phase of the project, from one mile north of Georgia 400 up to Peachtree Dunwoody Road, could be ready for travel by Nov. 1. The project has been underway for more than two years.

Improvements to make the road a “complete street” include granite curbing and medians, planting hardwood trees, landscaping, bike lanes and dedicated left turn lanes, the CID says.

“The construction schedule calls for the paving and temporary striping to be completed by Monday, Oct. 22, permitting the weather remains dry enough for crews to complete the work,” a CID statement says. “After the asphalt has been in place for seven to 10 days, final lane striping will be applied.”

Most of the project funding came from federal stimulus money.

“As far as the schedule on Peachtree Road, the roadway portions will be complete before Thanksgiving but some sidewalk areas and planting landscape beds will take us into December,” Buckhead CID  Director of Transportation and Planning Brian McHugh said. “GDOT will not allow lane closures on state routes for the entire holiday season so we’ll need to work at night or in very limited space.”

The third phase is a one-block section from Maple Drive to Shadowlawn Avenue, the CID says. The CID website does not provide a timetable for the third phase.

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