Lexington Road

The Process

Lexington Road and Atlanta Highway Corridors are viewed by many as serving a single purpose. While the roads are heavy traffic corridors, gateways to downtown, and the entrance to several businesses and neighborhoods, there is a chance for something moreā€”the opportunity to add lasting value to the entire community. Connect Athens is a unique opportunity to think creatively and act boldly to create lasting improvement strategies for the Lexington Road and Atlanta Highway Corridors.

The Corridor

The Lexington Road corridor extends from Barnett Shoals Road to Loys Farm Road and is the eastern gateway into Athens. The corridor also serves as the spine for the eastern neighborhoods of the community. The area includes several neighborhoods, shopping centers and the Ben Epps Airport. The corridor plan will explore conditions and trends related to economics and land use outside of the right-of-way and addressing overall mobility along the corridor. The plans recommendations will emerge from community conversations and critical evaluation of strategic opportunities.