I-20 / Fulton Industrial Boulevard Interchange Streetscapes
Improving the I-20/Fulton Industrial Blvd. interchange was identified by District stakeholders as the number one priority in the Fulton Industrial Master Plan. After completing important intersection operational and safety improvements in this area, in 2016 the CID commission the work of landscape designer Josh Winters and engineering firm Vaugh and Melton to begin to envision aesthetic enhancements for the interchange and surrounding areas.
The project scope included design and engineering, including a pedestrian traffic study. The project boundaries were the I-20/Fulton Industrial Blvd. interchange and Fulton Industrial Blvd. north to MLK Dr. and south to Frederick Dr. Enhancements included:
- New sidewalks with new decorative beauty strip along
- ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps
- Brick-pattern decorative crosswalks
- New streetlights
- New gateway signage
- New art pad
- New landscaping (including shrubs, trees, and ground cover)
To visually identify and distinguish the District, a gateway monument sign was added to the safety projects as well as a permanent space dedicated to public art. That area will host feature art exhibits and is currently home to the Stella Nova installation.
The CID invested $500,000, partnered with Fulton County on $1 million in funds from the voter-approved TSPLOST, and partnered with GDOT who invested over $300,000 towards the new ADA ramps for a total of $1.8 million invested. The CID continues the ongoing landscaping and maintenance of the entire project area.