Perimeter CIDs join Dunwoody and Brookhaven to begin work on intersection improvement projects

The Central DeKalb Perimeter Improvement District will fund two small projects with big impacts in Dunwoody and Brookhaven.

ATLANTA- The Central DeKalb Perimeter Improvement District (PCID) announces the start of two transportation infrastructure projects designed to improve traffic flow in the Perimeter Market near I-285. Last month, the PCID Board approved $268,400 in funding for the projects, located in Dunwoody and Brookhaven.  The Notice to Proceed will be issued March 22, 2021.

“The PCIDs are thankful for the always-positive working relationships with the Cities of Dunwoody and Brookhaven.  When employees re-enter the Perimeter market after so many months of working from home during COVID, they will come back to a more efficient experience thanks to these two intersection projects.  We look forward to many more years of continued partnership, “said Ann Hanlon, PCID Executive Director.

The Dunwoody project will extend the westbound left-turn lane from Perimeter Center West to Perimeter Center Parkway to allow vehicles to move through the intersection more efficiently. The lane will be extended by 200 feet.

“We’re grateful to the PCID for bringing a regional perspective to transportation challenges across the Perimeter,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “The turn lane extension on Perimeter Center West will help clear out a traffic bottleneck identified during pre-COVID times.”

“We’re trying to plan for the future with this project,” said Hanlon. “More people will be making this left turn five years from now than there are today because of what’s happening south of this intersection. The development of State Farm, Twelve24 and the new Hyatt Place hotel create more destinations on the south side.”

On the other side of the interstate, the Brookhaven project focuses on Perimeter Summit Parkway at Ashford Dunwoody Road, which also features a turn lane extension. The scope of work extends the turn lane approximately 250′ to create additional storage capacity to turn left from westbound Perimeter Summit Parkway onto northbound Ashford Dunwoody Road.