The seventh year of the Buckhead holiday traffic program increases the number of patrols starting Black Friday through New Year’s Day. CONTRIBUTED

Buckhead CID increases traffic officer program for holiday shopping

Black Friday should be a breeze in Buckhead this year, according to a press release. The Buckhead Community Improvement District’s Holiday Traffic Officer Program will launch for the 2018 shopping season on Black Friday, Nov, 23 and run through Jan. 1.

The holiday traffic officer program focuses on helping traffic move more efficiently during peak rush hour times by keeping the intersections clear when drivers are entering or exiting shopping malls, offices or retail developments. This year, the CID has added three more patrolled locations to help ease traffic, along Stratford, Lenox Road and the Buckhead Loop.

Created seven years ago in an effort to help ease holiday traffic in one of the busiest shopping districts in Atlanta, the Buckhead CID funds and manages the deployment of additional off-duty Atlanta Police Department traffic officers in main congested locations.

“We want to do our part to help residents and visitors coming to Buckhead’s shops, restaurants and hotels to have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience,” said Jim Durrett, Buckhead CID executive director. “Our recently finished complete street along E. Paces Ferry Road, which includes a multi-use trail and pedestrian crossing signals from Roxboro Road to the Gordon C. Bynum pedestrian bridge, will also make it easier for pedestrians to access Lenox Mall and the nearby MARTA station when shopping,” he added.

Officers will be posted at road intersections that correlate to Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, and also will include:

  • Peachtree Road at Lenox Road
  • Peachtree Road at Lenox Parkway
  • Peachtree at Stratford
  • Lenox Road at E. Paces Ferry Road
  • Peachtree Road at Monarch/Mall Entrance
  • Lenox Road at Kingsboro Road
  • Lenox Road at Wright Avenue
  • Peachtree at Oak Valley
  • Buckhead Loop

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