PCIDs Improvement Projects

The Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs), representing both the Central (DeKalb) and Fulton Perimeter CIDs, are self-taxing districts that use additional property taxes to help accelerate needed transportation and infrastructure improvement projects.

The PCIDs are leading the charge to implement vital transportation enhancements coupled with land use and zoning strategies that will enhance mobility and improve access to the Perimeter activity center.

Through the PCIDs organization, commercial property owners voluntarily pay additional property taxes for transportation and infrastructure improvements.

285@400 Project Rendering

The I-285 at GA 400 Construction Project Facts:

  • Slated to begin 1st quarter of 2017 and be completed in 2020
  • Nearly $800 million total funding package including $10 million from PCIDs
  • Project serves as a model for public-private partnership

I-285 at GA 400 Interchange Project Rendering

GA 400 CD System Project Rendering

Overview of Improvements:

  • Along I-285, approximately 4-miles of improvements beginning 1-mile west of Roswell Road and ending just east of Ashford Dunwoody Road
  • Along SR 400, the project will construct about 5-miles of improvements from just south of the Glenridge Connector north to the Spalding Drive area
  • Construction of barrier-separated collector-distributor (CD) lanes along I-285 and SR400 to help reduce weaving, merging, and accelerating/decelerating conflict
  • Reconstruction of the Abernathy Road interchange
  • Replacement of the bridge at Mount Vernon Road
  • Reconstruction of existing ramps and bridges in the interchange area
  • New flyover bridges
  • New connections to I-285 and existing interchanges

For more information on the project, visit the website: 285at400.org

Transportation + Infrastructure Improvements

Ashford Dunwoody DDI

The Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) design shifts the flow of traffic to the opposite side of the road, reduces points of traffic conflict,  and improves traffic flow and safety. Read more.

Flyover Bridge

This 1,100-foot multi-modal bridge has innovative design features such as 4-foot wide bicycle lanes and 6-foot wide pedestrian lanes. HOV access to MARTA is on the horizon. Read more.

Hammond Half Diamond

The half-diamond interchange—named for how it looks from above as it connects the two roads—provides an exit off of Ga. 400 and reduces traffic congestion. Read more.

Perimeter Traffic Operations Program

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) created an operations program focused on actively managing traffic signals along corridors of regional significance. Read more.

Perimeter Park @ Marta

Squeezed between Perimeter Center Parkway and Perimeter Mall, the proposed park roughly equals the size of other urban parks and would be slightly larger than Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. Read more.

Lake Hearn at Peachtree Dunwoody

In 2012 PCIDs was awarded $1M from the GTIB/SRTA in grant funding to advance a concept plan for the Lake Hearn @ Peachtree Dunwoody Road Intersection in partnership with City of Sandy Springs. Read more.

Bicycle Implementation Strategy

The Bicycle Implementation Strategy identifies steps to be taken by Perimeter CIDs, its members, local municipalities, and other private and public partners to continue the transformation of Perimeter into an urban center. Read more.

Additional Traffic Officers

Off-duty DeKalb County, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Fulton County officers direct traffic at up to thirteen (8 – Sandy Springs and 5 – Dunwoody) intersections in the Perimeter Business District during high-peak traffic times to help motorists travel safely and with ease. Read more.

Commuter Trails

PCIDs has been awarded funding is to design commuter trails between corporate campuses in the Perimeter community. Read more.