Dunwoody celebrates intersection improvements

The intersection of Womack Road, Chamblee Dunwoody Road, and Ashford Center Parkway is safer and more efficient.

Dunwoody, GA – December 7, 2023 – Dunwoody City Council Members will gather at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 11, to cut a ribbon and celebrate improvements at the intersection of Womack Road, Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Ashford Center Parkway. The new design improves the efficiency and safety of the intersection and will also feature a stunning piece of public art.

“This project arose out of community feedback about the traffic backups on Womack Road because of the lack of turn lanes, and we’re hearing positive feedback about the changes,” said Dunwoody Public Works Director Michael Smith. “We plan to add more trees and landscaping in the coming weeks, and we’re counting down the days until the mosaic for the retaining wall is finished and installed.”

This new layout improves traffic flow with a dedicated left-turn lane on Womack Road to provide a safe location for vehicles turning left onto Chamblee Dunwoody Road. The design also eliminated the right-turn-on-red restriction by re-grading the slope and reconfiguring the retaining wall at the AT&T building in the southeast quadrant of the intersection to improve sight distance.

The project included improvements to Chamblee Dunwoody Road, as well. The left-turn lane onto Ashford Center Parkway was extended. Plus, roadway drainage was improved by adding a closed drainage network down the west side of Chamblee Dunwoody Road and connecting it to the existing drainage network. As a result, the sidewalk along the west side of Chamblee Dunwoody Road was upgraded to meet current ADA standards and match the sidewalk project on the east side. The total project cost is $2.5 million with almost all of the funding coming from SPLOST.

A new mural will be installed at the intersection in the first quarter of 2024. Artists Jennifer Freeman and Julie Mazzoni were commissioned to create “The Landscape of Dunwoody” along a section of the retaining wall. The mural will be about 36 feet long and will vary in height from 3½ feet on the left side to 5 feet on the right side with materials that include stained glass, fused glass, and porcelain tile.