Brookhaven, GA, December 8, 2015 – The Post Reports – The City of Brookhaven has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and is seeking information from firms interested in designing a plan for pedestrian and streetscape improvements along Peachtree Rd.
According to the RFQ, the area of focus is from North Druid Hills Rd. to Ashford Dunwoody Rd. The project consists of the design of approximately 1.38 miles of concrete sidewalk including curb cut ramps, ADA compliant driveways, and crosswalks along Peachtree in conformance with the Brookhaven-Peachtree Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and the Brookhaven-Peachtree Overlay.
The RFQ describes the removal or replacement of the existing sidewalk along the corridor except where the existing sidewalk has been upgraded to meet the minimum standards of the Overlay. The proposed sidewalk has a nominal width of 10’ with a 5’ landscape zone between the back of curb and sidewalk. Where there are right-of-way restrictions, a 6’ sidewalk width is proposed.
Additional improvements along the project corridor include landscaping, benches, trash receptacles, bus shelters, and pedestrian/street lighting. Additional ADA compliant crossings across Peachtree Road are proposed to facilitate pedestrian traffic seeking to access the northbound bus routes.
As part of the project development, the RFQ specifies a traffic study of the corridor to be prepared in order to evaluate the feasibility of a “road diet” and other safety and operational improvements to Peachtree Road.
The City says the purpose of the road diet is, “to allow for the construction of the wider sidewalk and landscape zone with minimal right-of-way and environmental impacts and to improve safety by reducing travel speeds, making the corridor more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.”
The RFQ says the City has been granted federal funds to aid in design and construction.
To view the complete RFQ, click here.