The Atlanta Regional Commission is expected to award the Buckhead Community Improvement District $840,000 for two federal transportation grants to conduct traffic improvement studies in the community.

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A $640,000 grant would go toward an engineering study to widen Piedmont Road between Lenox Road and Peachtree Road, according to a Jan. 7 press release. A $200,000 grant would be used to study what improvements could be made to Lenox Road between East Paces Ferry and Piedmont Road.

Final status of the grants is expected by March.

These two projects are part of the draft Transportation Improvements Program (TIP) now allowing for public comment, according to the Buckhead CID.

A grant has also been sent to the ARC by the Buckhead CID to update its Livable Centers Initiative.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.