Clifton Road streetscape project begins this month

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 10, 2016
From Emory University: "This rendering shows Clifton Road in front of Emory University Hospital's new J wing, which is under construction now. The Clifton Streetscape project includes widening the road and adjacent sidewalks, which will be separated from the street by landscaped buffers, among other improvements. As part of the hospital construction, a new, two-story pedestrian bridge will be installed over Clifton Road."

From Emory University: “This rendering shows Clifton Road in front of Emory University Hospital’s new J wing, which is under construction now. The Clifton Streetscape project includes widening the road and adjacent sidewalks, which will be separated from the street by landscaped buffers, among other improvements. As part of the hospital construction, a new, two-story pedestrian bridge will be installed over Clifton Road.”

This month work will begin on a streetscape project that will transform Clifton Road.

The work will create “extended, periodic lane closures,” but much of the work will be done on the weekends, Emory University says.

According to Emory University, “By this time next year, Clifton Road will be a wide, tree-lined corridor welcoming students, faculty, staff, patients and other visitors to Emory University and Emory Healthcare facilities. Clifton Streetscape, a project to improve access, safety and aesthetics along Clifton Road, is slated to begin in mid-to-late June and continue until late spring/summer 2017.”

The University adds, “The Clifton Streetscape project will make travel to Emory facilities both more efficient and more enjoyable, with improvements for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.”

According to Emory’s website, the focus of the project will be Clifton Road from North Decatur Road to Haygood Drive/Eagle Row.

“A new right-turn lane will be added at Clifton and North Decatur roads for westbound traffic headed toward Emory Village,” the University says.

The road and sidewalks will be widened to eight feet, the University says. There will be a new bike lane, and a shared bike-vehicle lane will still be on the west side of Clifton Road, the website says. There will be new streetlights.

Clifton Road will be repaved. There will be new landscaping and “improved visibility of intersections along Clifton Road,” the website says.

There will also be a separate project this summer that will install a two-story pedestrian bridge over Clifton Road, connecting Emory University Hospital’s recently-constructed  “J Wing” to the existing hospital, the website says. It will replace the current pedestrian bridge. That project begins in July, the website says.

“While this work will impact all of our daily commutes, the end result will benefit our greater Emory community and enhance the experience of our patients, students and staff and their family members,” Emory Vice President for  Campus Services Matthew Early said in a press release.

Emory has also created a website that will provide news and project updates: CliftonStreetscape.com

For a full rundown of the project details, click here.

H/T Decatur Metro

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