The Buckhead Community Improvement District planned to start Nov. 27 its fourth year of providing extra police officers to direct traffic in congested holiday shopping areas.
“We want to do our part to help residents and visitors coming to Buckhead’s shops, restaurants and hotels have a pleasant and memorable experience,” Jim Durrett, Buckhead CID executive director, said in a press release. “We don’t want the additional holiday traffic to be a deterrent to guests enjoying what Buckhead has to offer during the holiday season.”
The program uses off-duty Atlanta police to direct traffic, the CID said.
Officers will be posted during rush hours at road intersections near Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, the CID said.

Postings will include: Peachtree Road at Lenox Road; Peachtree Road at Monarch Centre/Lenox Mall entrance; Peachtree at Lenox Parkway; Lenox Road at Kingsboro Road/Lenox Mall Entrance; Lenox Road at E. Paces Ferry Road; Lenox Road at Wright Avenue; Peachtree Road at Stratford Drive; Peachtree at Oak Valley; and Ga. 400 at Buckhead Loop/Lenox Road.

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