Ponce de Leon Avenue will lose a lane in both directions between the Boulvevard/Monroe Drive and Freedom Parkway intersections, according to a BeltLine improvement plan.
The remaining two lanes will be widened and the plan also will include a center lane for turns and some pedestrian islands, according to a report by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association.
The plan also calls for bike lanes from Ponce and the Boulevard/Monroe Drive intersection to Ponce de Leon Place. Those lanes will be buffered by one- to two-foot-wide traffic barriers, the report said.
There was no immediate start date, but the city expects it to be finished in the summer.
Other Ponce projects include:
- Resurfacing of Ponce between Juniper Street and the Briarcliff Road/Moreland Avenue intersection.
- Pedestrian safety improvements between the Piedmont Avenue and Briarcliff Road/Moreland Avenue intersections
- A plaza to allow pedestrians walking access between the BeltLine and what is now the rail shed along the east side of the Ponce City Market. The BeltLine is hoping that funding will also allow for a ramp at North Avenue.