10th Street median (Courtesy of Midtown Alliance)
10th Street median (Courtesy of Midtown Alliance)

The Midtown Alliance has posted a construction update at MidtownAtl.com on a series of ongoing projects, plus news that the annual Children’s Christmas Parade will be moving to Midtown this year. Check out the details below.

10th Streetscape – This project includes installation of new sidewalks, street trees, pedestrian lighting, landscaped medians and ADA upgrades between Williams Street and Piedmont Avenue. Other improvements include a new signalized mid-block pedestrian crossing at the Midtown MARTA Station as well as burial of overhead power lines and poles between Peachtree and Juniper Streets. Construction crews will continue work in the block between Peachtree and Juniper over the next several weeks.

Peachtree Streetscape: Southern End – This project started in May and will extend the Peachtree Streetscape “pallette” to the southern end of Midtown. The stretch between 3rd and Pine Streets will be upgraded with new sidewalks, pavers, curbing and pedestrian lights. Select portions of overhead utility lines will also be relocated underground. Over the next two weeks, construction crews will be working on the west side of the street between 3rd Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue.

Peachtree Streetscape: Northern End – Now in its final phases, this project extends Peachtree streetscaping to the northern end of Midtown between Peachtree Circle and the I-85 Bridge. Over the next two weeks, construction crews will be finishing the Peachtree Street/Peachtree Circle intersection.

South Midtown Pedestrian and Circulation Improvements – This $4 million effort provides a wide range of improvements along North Avenue and Ponce de Leon Avenue including circulation improvements, streetscape upgrades, installation of key “gateway” features and creation of new public spaces such as Ponce Triangle near the Fox Theater. Final phases included new colored/stamped crosswalks at Peachtree intersections with Ponce and North. Our team will complete final punch list items over the next couple weeks.

Peachtree Overhead Utility Burial – After being hosted Downtown for several decades, the 33rd Annual Children’s Christmas Parade will take place in Midtown for the first time this December. In anticipation of the event, we are spearheading an effort to bury all currently-overhead utility lines crossing Peachtree Street. Our team is currently working on crossings at 5th, 8th and 16th Streets.

To see a list of recently completed projects, visit the Midtown Atlanta website at this link

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.