The intersection of Third and Watkins Streets in West Midtown Atlanta was misaligned creating obstructed lines of sight, difficult turning radius and often unexpected slowing of traffic along 8th Street, a connecting artery between Howell Mill and Northside Drive. The new 8 West Office building along the west side of Third Street and a 265-unit Alexan 9 West apartment and retail development along the east side anticipates significant increase pedestrian and vehicular traffic along the Street and through that intersection.
With no planned stop signs or stop light, the increased traffic was a significant concern for the two separate property owners and City of Atlanta. Eberly & Associates designed the realignment to create a perpendicular intersection with better lines of sight and vehicular and pedestrian circulation.
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