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Project Profile: Peachtree Street North Bridge Enhancements, Atlanta, Georgia

Rendering of the Midtown Alliance Peachtree Street, North Bridge Enhancements.

Source: Credit. Midtown Alliance

CIFS Tool Categories:

  • Project Finance (State Grant) and Value Capture: Special Assessment (Community Improvement District)
Location

Atlanta, GA

Project Sponsor / Borrower
  • Midtown Alliance
  • Central Atlanta Progress
Program Areas

Project Finance Value Capture

Value Capture Techniques
  • Private Contribution
  • Special Assessment: Community Improvement Districts
Mode
  • Local Bridge
  • Pedestrian / Bicycle
Description

Construction for the Peachtree Street, North Bridge enhancements began in 2015 with the installation of new barrier-separated sidewalks, landscaping, decorative bridge fencing, lighting, bridge joint work, and gateway features. This barrier creates a safe environment for walkers and bicyclists alike to use the sidewalk and enjoy the 2,200 linear feet of complex steel arches that extend above them.

The bridge features illuminated signage that provides a visual impact, identifying Peachtree Street to the more than 300,000 motorists that pass beneath the bridge each day on the I-75/I-85 Connector. On the topside, a pedestrian-facing portion of the signage features photos from Atlanta photographers Gene Phillips and David Kosmos, celebrating Midtown's most famous landmarks.

The project was completed in December of 2017 and celebrates the bridges on either end of Midtown as gateways to Atlanta's urban core.

Cost

Construction cost was just over $3.3 million.

Funding Sources
  • Midtown Improvement District Special Assessment
  • Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Special Assessment
  • Georgia Department of Transportation
  • State Road and Tollway Authority Grant
  • Woodruff Foundation
Project Delivery / Contract Method

Design-bid-build

Private Partner

Woodruff Foundation & Community Improvement Districts

Project Advisors / Consultants
  • Midtown Alliance
  • Central Atlanta Progress
  • Silverman Construction Program Management
  • Kimley-Horn
  • CW Matthews
  • Henry Incorporated
Lenders

N/A

Duration / Status

Two years / delivered

Financial Status / Financial Performance

Closed

Innovations
  • Leverage multi funding sources Improving pedestrian safety while creating a gateway experience on one of the City's most visible corridors.
  • Collaborations & supports from multi stakeholders. Cooperation of multiple public and private agencies, signaling its cultural importance to everyone, not just one sector of society
  • Midtown Alliance project to "beautify the city" and make everyone aware when they are entering Atlanta
Related Links / Articles
Contacts

Bill DuVall
State Bridge Engineer
(404) 631-1883

Nighttime time lapse of the Midtown Alliance Peachtree Street, North Bridge Enhancements

(Credit: Midtown Alliance)

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