From the L5P Alliance Newsletter, February 28, 2022
How many times have you been confused by the highway ramps from Dekalb Avenue to Moreland Avenue that disconnect our neighborhoods? Well, the Little 5 Points CID is about to work on a way to fix that thanks to a combined $300,000 grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission and City of Atlanta.
The Little 5 Points CID will be the recipient of a $240,000 Transportation Improvement Program grant through ARC and a local match of $60,000 from the City of Atlanta. This will go toward hiring an architecture and design team to scope possible solutions to the intersection of Moreland and Dekalb.
The CID was able to receive this award because of the recently completed Little 5 Mobility Study funded by ARC’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI). The study touches on multiple potential projects in Little 5 Points, including the troublesome Moreland and Dekalb interchange. Recipients of previous LCI grants can apply for these TIP awards if a project within the study can be identified.
We will continue to keep you updated about the multiple community engagements opportunities around this project, and we’re excited to work with our nearby neighborhoods to figure out a good solution that works for all users, whether walking, riding a bike, or driving a vehicle.