The city of Atlanta recently celebrated the completion of the Lynhurst Drive Complete Street Project. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Kasim Reed was joined by Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Public Works William Johnson, Renew Atlanta and TSPLOST General Manager Faye DiMassimo, Atlanta City Councilmember C.T. Martin and the community. Lynhurst Drive in Southwest Atlanta was the first project to break ground in July 2015 under the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond.
“It is an honor to celebrate the completion of the first Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond project,” said Mayor Reed. “Two years ago, when Atlanta residents overwhelmingly approved the $250 million Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, we promised to implement projects to improve the look and feel of our city. Today’s ribbon-cutting is an example of a promise kept. Lynhurst Drive now represents one of the most beautiful streets in Atlanta. I couldn’t be more pleased.”
In addition to resurfacing the 2.2-mile stretch of Lynhurst Drive, the Department of Public Works installed wider sidewalks and curbs, LED pedestrian lights, upgraded ADA ramps and culverts, street furniture and a beautiful canopy of 200 trees to line the street. The Lynhurst Drive Complete Street Project cost $6.3 million to complete, including $3.6 million in funding from the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond.
To date, the City has invested more than $131 million for infrastructure improvements in every corridor in Atlanta with more than 480 active projects. Improvements include resurfacing of streets, repairing or installing new sidewalks, additional Complete Streets under design and the renovation of public safety, recreation and municipal facilities throughout the city of Atlanta.
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