Friday, July 11, 2014

Dunwoody Road Closure for Storm Water Repair, Summer Paving Progresses, and Brook Run Trail Nears Finish Line

The City of Dunwoody is currently engaged in several beneficial and exciting infrastructure projects in different phases of active development and construction.

2014 Citywide Paving PlansIn July and August, the city will continue “paving the way” with paving and repair work on the following streets:
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Paving Map

The city also has funded paving of the following streets in this year’s budget.  Dunwoody is coordinating the paving of the following streets in conjunction with a water main replacement project by DeKalb County on Mount Vernon Road and Chamblee Dunwoody Road.  Due to the timing of the water main replacement project, Mount Vernon Road, Chamblee Dunwoody Road and the side streets listed below will likely be paved in the spring of 2015 following the completion of the utility work
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Road Closure
The City of Dunwoody has a land area of over 13 square miles, accumulating approximately 50 inches of precipitation per year. That is a lot of rainwater and it has to go somewhere. The city completed a survey of the storm water infrastructure system in 2011, identifying 10,289 structures, and 8,377 conveyances. The majority of these structures are close to 40 years old and ready for replacement.
The city will be replacing a deteriorating storm drain culvert that runs beneath Mt. Vernon Road between North Peachtree Road and Jett Ferry Road beginning Friday, July 11 after 7 p.m.  The section of Mt. Vernon Road between North Peachtree Road and Jett Ferry Road will be closed. Traffic will be detoured around the construction; however, residents that live on Mt. Vernon Road, Saffron Drive, and North Peachtree Rd. will have local access via Mt. Vernon Road.
Parishioners of All Saints Catholic Church will be able to access the church for Saturday and Sunday services. Work is expected to be complete before 6 a.m. Monday, July 14.

Work on the latest segment of the Brook Run multi-use trail is about 90 percent complete.  Weather permitting, the city anticipates construction crews will finish the 1.3 mile addition to the multi-use trail at Brook Run Park by the end of July. Once complete, the entirety of the Brook Run Trail will include decorative benches and waste/recycling receptacles along the trail route for beautification and convenience. Stay tuned for details of the Grand Opening!
City inspectors continue close monitoring of all construction activity and work to ensure compliance with Georgia Environmental Protection Division requirements regarding erosion and sediment control.
As future phases are completed in the coming years, the Dunwoody Trailway will run from Brook Run Park to Chamblee Dunwoody Road and will cover 3.3 total miles.

Pernoshal ParkPernoshal Park
On March 8, 2012, the City unveiled a new redevelopment initiative: Project Renaissance – A New Georgetown. This initiative is a revitalization effort to implement the community-developed Georgetown / North Shallowford Master Plan (adopted in 2011) and promote a catalytic redevelopment opportunity for the Georgetown area. Project Renaissance activates 35 acres of land off of North Shallowford Road – a 16 acre parcel and a 19 acre property.
As Project Renaissance continues to promote positive change in the Georgetown area, development of Pernoshal Park is moving forward. The new 5-acre park will be located on the North Shallowford side of the 19-acre property. Development of the construction documents for the park are in the final stages. Once approved, construction of the park can proceed with an expected grand opening mid-2015. Pernoshal Park will feature an open play field with terraced, grassed seating for picnics and casual recreation. A large pavilion will provide shade for small events and family outings and visitors can have fun playing basketball or pickle ball on one of the three sports courts.
John Wieland Homes and Neighborhood’s redevelopment of the 19-acre site will also create a vibrant center of activity in Georgetown. The residential development will be a quiet enclave of single family homes, tucked away from the liveliness of the park and open space, but still very much connected and an essential part of the success of the overall redevelopment.

Construction crews continue to make progress on the Dunwoody Village Main Street project.  The curbing and driveway entrances on the south side of Dunwoody Village Parkway have been completed and crew are finishing up with the sidewalk construction.  Final preparations are being made on the roadway for paving work on the south side.  After completion of the south side paving, crews will shift to commence work on the north side, moving traffic to the south side of the thoroughfare.

The timing of the traffic signals at either end of the parkway (at both Chamblee Dunwoody Road and at Mount Vernon Road) are running on fixed cycles until the construction is completed.  Once work at these intersections is complete, the signals will be re-set to operate via the inductive-loop traffic detector sensors typically installed at signalized intersections.

The shops, restaurants, and businesses located in the Village Parkway area will remain accessible throughout construction.

The city worked closely with the businesses in Dunwoody Village and continues to conduct proactive outreach and communication on the project.  Main Street project information materials, including a store front project poster and point of sale flyers to display adjacent to registers, are available free of charge for Village businesses by contacting Bob Mullen at 678-382-6881 or .
For additional information regarding the Main Street project please contact Michael Smith, Public Works Director, at 678-382-6850 or email

The City of Dunwoody has selected URS to be the consultant to design multimodal improvements for Chamblee Dunwoody Road from Cotillion Drive to Peeler Road/N. Shallowford Road.  They have also been tasked with designing concepts for the intersections of Chamblee Dunwoody Road at Peeler Road/N. Shallowford Road and at Vermack Road as well as for pedestrian connectivity along Cotillion Drive between Chamblee Dunwoody and N. Shallowford Road.  This project scope includes operational improvements for vehicles as well as upgrades and expansion of the existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities along this corridor.  It also seeks to enhance the area with the development of a gateway to our city and streetscape design along the corridor. 
The city held a “Kick-Off” meeting earlier this month with URS (the consultant), Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Atlanta Regional Commission to discuss next steps for this important project.  URS will begin a survey of the corridor at the end of July, allowing for more detailed concepts to be presented to the public.  Additional public meetings will be held this fall. Please stay tuned to the City of Dunwoody website and future city emails for exact dates and times.
Questions and concerns may be sent to Mindy Sanders at

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