Leaders will gather for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of this collaborative project to improve traffic flow.
Dunwoody’s Mayor and City Council will join DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester and Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) Executive Director Ann Hanlon to celebrate improvements to two key intersections on Meadow Lane Road. They’ll gather for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting in the former Brio Tuscan Grille parking lot (700 Ashwood Parkway) at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 6. The public is invited to attend.
The improvements are designed to improve traffic flow, especially during busy weekday travel times. Work on this collaborative project, which started in late July, involved adding and lengthening turn lanes:
1) The left-turn lanes on Meadow Lane Road to Ashford Dunwoody Road were extended 100 feet to nearly double the capacity of the lanes. Before this work, vehicles waiting to turn left at this location would frequently line up beyond the turn lanes into one of the eastbound through lanes, which slowed traffic flow.
2) At Ridgeview Road, a left turn lane was added on Meadow Lane Road for traffic going eastbound. This lane provides drivers with a dedicated area to wait for an opening to turn left. The westbound approach to the intersection already has a left-turn lane. New pedestrian crosswalks and signals on the western and northern legs of the intersection were also included in the project.
“This project is a perfect example of what can be accomplished through mutual cooperation,” said Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal. “The traffic movement and pedestrian safety enhancements on Meadow Lane Road were completed on schedule and on budget. I thank DeKalb County and the PCIDs for their input, support and sharing the cost of these intersection improvements.”
DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester sponsored legislation to provide $60,000 to help fund the cost of the improvements. The PCIDs agreed to contribute $60,000. Dunwoody City Council approved the remaining costs for a project total of $160,000.
“I was delighted to help fund these intersection improvements,” said Commissioner Jester. “This is a terrific example of how the City, County, and PCIDs can work in partnership to improve our community for all.”
At both intersections, construction involved removing the existing raised medians. The work was contained within the existing right of way.
“The PCIDs was thrilled to partner with the City of Dunwoody and DeKalb County on this project,” Hanlon explained. “This area suffered from heavy congestion during peak rush hour times, and creating more turn lane stacking has now vastly improved traffic flow along Meadow Lane. We look forward to partnering on more quick-win projects with the City and County in the future.”
For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, Communications Director: 678.382.6881, Jennifer.Boettcher@dunwoodyga.gov.