In 2014, the city of Dunwoody paved, patched and sealed more than six miles of roadway, but 2015 will be the city’s biggest paving year yet, said Bob Mullen, marketing and public relations director.
The city included an additional 10 lane miles of paving in the 2014 budget for long sections of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road and Mount Vernon Road, which is being coordinated with a DeKalb County water main replacement project that is scheduled for bidding later this year.
The 2015 budget, which Dunwoody City Council approved in October, includes funding for progress on the capital paving plan. Also, significant investments into sidewalk improvements will provide new connections to a number of important amenities and character areas, Mullen said.
A total investment of $2.9 million is planned for paving of city roads and sidewalk construction, construction of the Tilly Mill Road and North Peachtree Road intersection project, and construction of the Chamblee-Dunwoody Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement project.
Two future projects will move forward in 2015, including design and engineering for the Chamblee-Dunwoody Georgetown Corridor, and Right-of-Way acquisition for the Chamblee-Dunwoody at Spalding Intersection Improvement project.
The city also is focusing on important improvements to the Mount Vernon corridor. Since this particular roadway is such an important thoroughfare, Mullen said, several projects have been planned to address safety and operational concerns at key intersections.
The city is finalizing the design work for the new sidewalk on the south side of Mount Vernon Road, with construction expected in 2015.