Beginning Monday, Feb. 18, the Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia Power will kick off work on a major nine-month-long project along Peachtree Street and Peachtree Road.

The project will relocate about 100 utility poles from near the curb to the rear of the sidewalk along an eight-mile stretch of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Road beginning at 14th Street in Midtown and running to Roswell Road at Windsor Parkway.

Initial work will take place on Peachtree Road between Collier and Deering roads on Monday.

GDOT and Georgia Power say they will limit work to the midday timeframe, closing curb lanes between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays in order to limit the impact on commuters using Peachtree Road.

Work to move the existing poles further back from the curb will create more space between utility poles and vehicular traffic along Peachtree Road to enhance roadside safety.

GDOT and Georgia Power say they are committed to enhancing roadside safety.

Updates will be available for motorists throughout the project timeframe through GDOT's 511 website.