Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mount Vernon Road Infrastructure Improvements in Dunwoody - 7 to 9 months of construction

http://dunwoodyga.gov/ckeditorfiles/files/Public Works/Mt Vernon PIOH Layout.pdf
Full Scale Drawing of entire project - click here.

Mount Vernon Road Infrastructure Improvements

Ashford Dunwoody Road to Vernon Oaks Drive
DeKalb County is embarking on an aggressive rehabilitation program to address the aging water pipelines within Dunwoody and throughout the county.  A portion of the essential water main infrastructure improvements made by DeKalb County will take place on Mount Vernon Road between Ashford Dunwoody Road and Vernon Oaks Drive.

The Mount Vernon project will involve the replacement of two aging water mains with one new 16-inch diameter main.  These required infrastructure improvement efforts by the county are not only necessary but critical for the maintenance and quality of Dunwoody’s water system.

These crucial infrastructure improvements present the city with an opportunity to make much needed road surface and pedestrian improvements along the Mount Vernon Road corridor.  Subsequent to the installation of the new water main, the city will resurface this entire section of Mount Vernon Road and also construct new sidewalks on the south side of Mount Vernon Road between Dunwoody Village Parkway and Vernon Oaks Drive.

In an effort to streamline the sequencing of these improvements, the City of Dunwoody will coordinate with the county and the contractor to perform these tasks. 

Initial project construction will begin the week of March 16, 2015 and work is expected to be complete within seven to nine months.

The DeKalb County water main is located along the south side of Mount Vernon Road, adjacent to existing curb and sidewalks. The majority of the water main replacement work will primarily run along the east-bound traffic lanes.  To minimize the traffic impacts much of the new main will be installed on the south shoulder of the road east of Dunwoody Village which will necessitate some tree removal.  Periodically, traffic will be reduced to one lane to allow for loading and unloading materials and to ensure the safety of the drivers and the construction crew.

Access to local businesses and residential roads and driveways will be maintained throughout the construction process. 

The city will also work with the contractor to limit potential disruptions to resident and commuter schedules and minimize potential impacts to traffic operations on Mount Vernon Road. Most of the construction will occur on weekdays and lane closures will be limited to the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Night work is not anticipated due to the number of residences directly adjacent to the project.

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