Atlantic Avenue Widening Project

Last updated Oct. 17, 2019 - 9:48 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Road Widening
  • $11.6 Million
  • Atlantic
  • Roadway Design and Construction (Lead)
  • AECOM (Design Consultant)

Current Activity

Updated Oct. 17

We had a public meeting on Oct 16, to talk about the preliminary design plans for the project. At the meeting City staff and our design consultant, AECOM, gave a brief presentation showing the preliminary design plans.

Not able to make it to the meeting? That is okay the presentation slides and meeting materials are linked below. Please take a moment to look at the materials and give us your feedback on the proposed improvements. We are collecting comments through Oct. 30, 2019.

Presentation Slides

Public Meeting Handout

Improvement Renderings

Roadway Project Map


The City is widening Atlantic Avenue from Highwoods Boulevard to New Hope Church Road.

We want Atlantic Avenue to be safe, convenient, and comfortable for all modes of transportation. Improvements to the roadway will include:

  • A median with turn lanes;
  • Sidewalks; and,
  • A multi-use path.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
April 10, 2019 Pre-design Public Meeting
Oct. 16 2019 Preliminary Design Public Meeting
Spring 2020 Second Design Plan Public Meeting
Spring 2020 City Council Project Presentation
Winter 2021 Complete Right of Way and Easement Acquisition
Winter 2021 Advertise for Construction Bids
Winter 2021 Award Construction Contract
Late Winter 2021Pre-construction Meeting
Late Spring 2023 Project Complete


The Atlantic Avenue Widening Project is part of the Capital Improvement Program.

Key factors the City and our design consultants will consider during the design processes are:

  • The existing street is a four-lane undivided roadway with a sidewalk on the east side.
  • The intersection at Ingram Street has been a high-crash location historically, made difficult by rolling topography.
  • The east side of this section of Atlantic Avenue is mainly residential, and any widening will likely occur on the other side of the street.

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