The preferred plan called for bike lanes from Deering Road to Peachtree Battle Avenue. It also called for one lane of directional travel to be eliminated to make room for a continuous two-way left turn lane down the center of the street from Deering Road to Pharr Road. The project proposal also included left turn lanes at intersections and traffic signal modifications and timing adjustments.
Going forward, the new plan will maintain nearly all the features as the original one, minus the bike lanes.
Between Deering Road and a likely transition point at Peachtree Battle Avenue to the north, there will be three northbound lanes. However, the number of southbound lanes will be reduced to two in order to add the center turn lane.
North of Peachtree Battle, the schematic would flip-flop so that there would be three southbound lanes and two northbound with the center turn lane.
Construction will start in the fall of 2016.