Dunwoody breaks ground on intersection improvements

The intersection project at Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Spalding Drive will improve safety and access.

Dunwoody, GA – January 8, 2021 – Dunwoody’s Mayor and City Council marked the official start of construction by breaking ground on intersection improvements at Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Spalding Drive. Watch video of the groundbreaking here.

“This is an important project that will make the intersection much safer,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “The project includes new sidewalks. As people are walking more, we want to continue to make the city more pedestrian friendly. This is just one part of a bigger plan.”

The project’s primary objective is to reduce the frequency of angle crashes at the intersection due to the existing roadway alignment and limited visibility along approaches. Drivers find it especially difficult for southbound left-turning vehicles on Spalding Drive to see northbound traffic for a sufficient distance to make safe decisions. 

“By realigning Spalding and Chamblee Dunwoody, we’ll improve visibility and give drivers a clearer understanding of who has the right of way,” said Dunwoody Public Works Director Michael Smith.  “We’ll also improve safety by adding left turn lanes.”

The project emphasizes connectivity, as well, with the addition of bike lanes, sidewalks and signalized pedestrian crossings. Construction is expected to last through 2021 and will cost $1.5 million.

Attached photo: (L-R) Dunwoody City Council Members Stacey Harris, Jim Riticher, Pam Tallmadge, Public Works Director Michael Smith, Mayor Lynn Deutsch, City Manager Eric Linton.