Dunwoody Paving Plan includes 21 streets

In May, city of Dunwoody will begin its 2024 Street Paving Plan, which includes 21 new streets covering 11.4 miles throughout the city.

The city allocated $2.15 million in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds to the plan. The Georgia Department of Transportation will also provide $1.08 million through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG), according to a news release.

A citywide paving assessment was completed in 2023 and prioritized the city’s paving plans through 2028.

“We used a special vehicle known as the ‘Scan Van’ to develop our citywide assessment,” said Dunwoody Public Works Director Michael Smith. “The vehicle traveled along every city-maintained street last spring using cameras, lasers, and sensors to evaluate surfaces. Scan results were used to produce a pavement condition index (PCI) ranging from 0 to 100 for each roadway segment.”

Dunwoody’s streets had an overall PCI rating of 75, according to the scan results. This rating is an improvement from 2018 when the scan results showed a PCI rating of 69. The results show that the city’s paving backlog—which is the percentage of pavement in poor or worse condition—also decreased from 36 percent in 2013 to 15 percent in 2023. More than 65 percent of Dunwoody’s roads are in satisfactory or good condition, with another 20 percent in fair condition, according to a news release.

The Dunwoody streets scheduled for resurfacing include Adams Road, Adams Walk, Ashford Dunwoody Road, Ashwood Parkway, Bridle Path, Buckline Circle, Buckline Court, Buckline Way, Buckline Crossing, Cambridge Trace, Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Chestnut Ridge Drive, Equestrian Court, Equestrian Way, Joberry Court, Northbrooke Circle, Northbrooke Lane, Perimeter Center West, Ridgeview Road, Village North Court, and Village North Road. The plan also includes a repaving of the parking lot at the North DeKalb Cultural Art Center and Dunwoody Library.

Dunwoody officials said that by the end of 2029 they will fulfill a commitment made by the city founders in 2008 to complete a resurfacing of all city streets, achieving a 20-year paving cycle. A news release states that 246 miles have been paved, which equals 81 percent of the total 20-year goal.


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