Kent D. Johnson / AJC
STREETCAR TRACKS DELIVERED--MARCH 6, 2013 ATLANTA Work crews install the first 80-foot sections of track for the Atlanta Streetcar project on Edgewood Ave Wednesday, March 6, 2013. After a year of preliminary work underground, streetcar creation is under way, expected to open to traffic by spring 2014. Track to be delivered to the site on 90-foot trucks. For now, local merchants are divided between the hopeful and the resentful as construction blocks customer traffic. But some look beyond that and feel the excitement along with planners, who describe this as a foot in the door for a larger system and a coming sea change for downtown and Intown development. It's been exactly 100 years since Atlanta's streetcar sprawl peaked and started to retract, now the wave is set to swell again. Kent D. Johnson/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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