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Old 03-02-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Does anybody have any idea what in the world is going on with the construction (or rather non-construction) going on @ Freedom Pkwy & Boulevard? There has been orange barrels and gravel there forever but never any signs of anyone doing anything there.
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:14 PM
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They're realigning the lanes and crosswalks.
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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They're realigning the lanes and crosswalks.
Who exactly is 'they' though? I pass through that area usually 2-3 times a week usually mid-afternoon or so and never see any sign of workers anywhere.
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Who exactly is 'they' though? I pass through that area usually 2-3 times a week usually mid-afternoon or so and never see any sign of workers anywhere.
GDOT. [Here's the plan.](https://gtas.dot.ga.gov/0010760/Conc...CR_APR2013.pdf)
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Hmmm...its a shame they don't make that intersection grade-separated.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Hmmm...its a shame they don't make that intersection grade-separated.
It was grade separated up until about 1992.
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Old 03-02-2016, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Hmmm...its a shame they don't make that intersection grade-separated.
It used to be, a couple decades ago. After all the planned eastside interstates were killed, they decided to make it into the 4-way intersection you see today.

EDIT: Oops, Gulch beat me to it.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It used to be, a couple decades ago. After all the planned eastside interstates were killed, they decided to make it into the 4-way intersection you see today.

EDIT: Oops, Gulch beat me to it.
Was it ever grade-separated and then they changed it to an intersection or they planned on making it grade-separated and then decided not to?
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Was it ever grade-separated and then they changed it to an intersection or they planned on making it grade-separated and then decided not to?
The former. Prior to the construction of Freedom Parkway, everything between Downtown and Glen Iris was a freeway stub designed as the western terminus of the unbuilt Stone Mountain Tollway that was canceled in the 1970s. As part of the stub's construction, both Jackson Street and Boulevard were bridged over the highway.

This is what the stub looked like in 1984 (from the Equitable Building roof):

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Old 03-02-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The former. Prior to the construction of Freedom Parkway, everything between Downtown and Glen Iris was a freeway stub designed as the western terminus of the unbuilt Stone Mountain Tollway that was canceled in the 1970s. As part of the stub's construction, both Jackson Street and Boulevard were bridged over the highway.

This is what the stub looked like in 1984 (from the Equitable Building roof):
Hmmmm, thats a shame they undid it. That is such a traffic bottleneck.
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