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. Projected completion date is June 2014.
Note: The construction on the bottom right is for a new residential development, Skyhouse Buckhead, and is not directly related to MARTA's construction project. Hopefully, the residents of Skyhouse Buckhead will benefit from the new entrance to the MARTA station.
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,is constructing 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. 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