Friday, February 8, 2019

Dunwoody Homeowners Association meeting with GDOT scheduled for Sunday 7:30 at the North DeKalb Cultural Center

This Sunday, February 10, the Dunwoody Homeowners Association public meeting will be dedicated to having GDOT's representative, Mr. Tim Matthews explain the proposed toll lanes along the top side of 285, the stage of planning that they are at and hopefully explain the possible impacts to our community as well as how they will address those negative impacts. The meeting will take place Sunday at 7:30 pm in room 4 of the North DeKalb Cultural Center at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

Several weeks ago the Georgetown community met with GDOT and based on feedback I heard they raised a number of questions to GDOT and hopefully this briefing on Sunday evening with a question and answer session will bring forward more project information as well as possible impacts.

On Friday afternoon the Dunwoody City Council was briefed about the possible transit aspect of the project and learned that the City of Sandy Springs is attempting to block all access to the toll lanes on 285 with no entrances or exits at Roswell Road and Powers Ferry (and possibly no exits on 400 near Perimeter Center) .  This revelation means that local Sandy Springs traffic getting on or off this infrastructure would be routed to the Dunwoody locations exasperating our traffic congestion locally which was completely unacceptable to all on Council.   Planning details of this project have not yet been shared with the City Council and instead, we are hearing bits and pieces of the plan with every public meeting, but with every detail, we learn it raises more concerns over the negative impacts that will be inflicted upon our citizens.

We are all looking forward to hearing more details on the project and long term impacts but some have already heard enough and don't want this project to move forward at all.

Full GDOT Presentation from Oct 2017

Fear rises as GDOT eyes back yards, houses for toll lanes - Dunwoody Reporter

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