Ashford Dunwoody Road to close temporarily as construction continues

An intersection improvement project which was recommended in the Brookhaven Comprehensive Transportation Plan adopted by Brookhaven’s city council 2014, is nearing completion.

Officials said that to finish work on Ashford Dunwoody/Peachtree Road intersection, which is also part of the Ashford Dunwoody Road Corridor Study adopted in 2017, Ashford Dunwoody Road must be closed for the intersection connection work.

The closure is scheduled for Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., as needed, and weather permitting, stated officials. Signage and message boards will be in place to alert commuters.

“This work will allow traffic to switch over to the new Ashford Dunwoody Road at the Peachtree Road intersection on an asphalt binder course as now exists on the new Ashford Dunwoody Road,” stated officials. “Temporary striping and asphalt transitions from the old roadway to new roadway until the final surfacing will be provided and maintained. Final surfacing of roadway will be at end of the project phasing and will be done using certified flaggers and lane staging.”

Officials said they anticipate all work, with the exception of minor clean-up items, to be completed on or close to March 6, weather permitting.

Brookhaven’s website states that the purpose of the project “is to improve the right turn movements on Ashford Dunwoody Road and Peachtree Road at this intersection.”

Some of the work and changes at the intersection include:

  • An extended right turn lane on southbound Ashford Dunwoody Road (ADR) to Oglethorpe Drive
  • A dedicated right-turn lane on southbound Peachtree Road, an increase to the turn radius in the northeast corner of the intersection, the installation of a concrete island, and the space for shelter/waiting area at the bus stop on Peachtree Road.
  • Signal improvements as necessary for the new configuration.
  • Installation of a 10-foot multi-use path on the east side of ADR with a five-foot planted buffer
  • Installation of a five-foot sidewalk on the west side of ADR with a two-foot-wide grass strip
  • Pedestrian, streetscapes and landscape improvements
  • Drainage improvements

This project is funded by the 2018/2019 Special Purpose Local Sales Tax (SPLOST) allocation, including design, rights-of-way acquisition and construction, stated officials.

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