The Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) is currently looking at ways to improve Peachtree Road and it seems like a diet may be in order — a “road diet” to be exact.
Anyone who has travelled along Peachtree Road between Maple Drive to the north and Pharr Road to the south has experienced the traffic drama that almost always ensues during peak hours, often as a result of not having dedicated left turn lanes. Drivers headed north and southbound weave in and out of the left lanes as they attempt to utilize them as through lanes, getting caught behind those actually using them to turn left and creating a real traffic problem.
Now a slightly narrow six lanes, the “road diet” would take that amount down to four slightly wider through lanes, with a shared dedicated turn lane in the middle.
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