Letter From Sam Massell Regarding Buckhead Traffic
Below is an email from Sam Massell discussing Buckhead’s longtime traffic congestion problems and the only solution he sees as a viable one. If you have complained about it before, make sure you are at this meeting February 26th. All of the details are below.
It is pretty well conceded that the one major Buckhead problem that has very limited solution options is traffic congestion. It’s unlikely any new roads would be suggested; the very costly idea of a tunnel has no authoritative support; the streetcar promotion has exhausted Buckhead.
One proposal which is universally agreed would reduce traffic on such major arteries as Piedmont and Lenox Roads, is the projected ramp connecting GA-400 south to I-85 north (and vice-versa). This was in the original plans for the 1989 agreement to extend GA-400 through Buckhead, but left out of final construction for financial reasons. The Georgia Department of Transportation still owns part of the right-of-way obtained for this purpose.
GA DOT has now scheduled a “Public Information Open House” on this subject at St. Phillips Cathedral (2744 Peachtree) for Thursday, February 26th, from 4 – 7pm. Everyone who has ever seriously complained about Buckhead traffic needs to attend this meeting!
Please share this information with members of your civic and service clubs, your neighborhood associations, your church congregations, your fellow workers, your family and friends. Let’s convince them this should be a top priority for this community’s quality of life!
Buckhead Coalition, Inc
Tower Place, Building 100
3340 Peachtree Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30326-1059