When the city was formed, one of the top priorities was to improve pedestrian safety. In just four years, the city has added a number of pedestrian-friendly features including crosswalks and sidewalks. And more sidewalks will be installed in 2017.
Now plans are in place for street lighting to be installed throughout the city.
Adding Street Lights
Part of the process of adding street lighting included identifying available utility poles and then contracting with Georgia Power to install the lights. Through a geographic information system (GIS)-based process, the city has identified the location of every utility pole within the city limits.
Now that the city has a complete inventory of existing poles without lights along its major roads, work has begun to add lighting to existing poles.
In Phase 1 of the street lighting program, the following streets with existing poles were identified and Georgia Power began adding lights to the following roads:
- Amwiler Road
- Bush Road
- East Jones Bridge Road
- Industrial Park Drive
- Langford Road
- Lou Ivy Road
- Medlock Bridge Road
- Peachtree Corners Circle
- S. Old Peachtree Road
- Spalding Drive
After the first phase is complete, the city will move on to Phase II of the program which will be to identify where new poles and lighting can be added along main roads. The goal is to have this program completed by fall 2018.