The aerial photo is looking northbound on GA400 near the Lenox Road off ramp. The Buckhead MARTA Station is in the center. The structure across the northbound travel lanes (right side of photo) will connect pedestrians to the Stratford Road entrance on the east side of GA400. The structure over the southbound travel lanes of GA400 (left side of the photo) will connect pedestrians to the commercial developments near Tower Place Drive on the west side. The new concourse level and roof for the Buckhead Station are shown under construction in the center of the photo. Projected completion date is December 2013.
MARTA, in joint partnership with the Buckhead Community Improvement District, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), State Road and Toll Authority (SRTA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the City of Atlanta,will construct a pedestrian bridge to reconnect the east and west sides of the Buckhead community. The bridge will also offer a convenient entrance to the Buckhead MARTA Station. Once completed, pedestrians will be able to cross between Stratford Road to Tower Place Drive over Georgia 400.
This project is the result of an agreement that was reached between the partners, prior to the construction of Georgia 400, to one day restore connectivity between the east and west sides of Buckhead.
The project includes:
- A new entrance on the north end of the existing Buckhead Station
- Pedestrian bridge over north and southbound lanes of GA 400
- An elevator/stair tower, sidewalk, and bridge connection on the east side of GA 400
- Sidewalk access to elevated walkway from Tower Place to connect to the bridge on the west side of GA 400