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Community hopes to make Camp Creek Parkway safer

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A community is banding together to try to fix one of Atlanta's most dangerous roads.

Camp Creek Parkway runs near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In just the past five years, there have been more than 5,000 traffic accidents along the road, with more than 1,800 injuries and 18 people killed.

Officials hope to fix it by becoming a Community Improvement District, which would allow the area to get millions in government grants that they would put towards redesigning intersections along Camp Creek to make them safer.  

"The major project we are really excited about is doing a divergent diamond at Camp Creek Parkway and Perimeter Mall," said Natalie Martin of the Camp Creek Parkway Improvement Association. "Everyone who would take 285 to Camp Creek to head to the airport, they will automatically feel the benefit."

The Georgia Soccer Park draws hundreds of children and families every day and sits next to one of Camp Creek's deadliest intersections at Welcome All Road.

"As we grow and the area grows, it's going to become more of an issue, so we need good planning for the future," said one man.

There are 17 CIDs in metro Atlanta, but only one south of the city. In order to become a CID, businesses need to be signed on by April 30.

In mid-May, organizers will be going to local communities – including East Point, College Park, Fulton County and Atlanta – to vote on the CID.  If it all goes through correctly, projects could begin as soon as July.

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