By this time next year, Clifton Road will be a wide, tree-lined corridor welcoming students, faculty, staff, patients and other visitors to Emory University and Emory Healthcare facilities. Clifton Streetscape, a project to improve access, safety and aesthetics along Clifton Road, is slated to begin in mid-to-late June and continue until late spring/summer 2017.
The extensive construction effort centers on Clifton Road from North Decatur Road to Haygood Drive/Eagle Row. It will include widening of the road and sidewalks, a bike lane, repaving of Clifton Road, new landscaping and improved visibility of intersections along Clifton Road.
A separate project scheduled for this summer will construct a new pedestrian bridge over Clifton Road to connect Emory University Hospital's new J wing to the existing hospital, replacing the current bridge.
Completion of the Clifton Streetscape will coincide with the summer 2017 opening of the new hospital wing.
"While this work will impact all of our daily commutes, the end result will benefit our greater Emory community and enhance the experience of our patients, students and staff and their family members," says Matthew Early, Emory's vice president for Campus Services.