Dunwoody will pave 37 streets in 2020

DUNWOODY — The streets of Dunwoody will get a fresh coat of pavement next year. The city recently approved paving projects for 37 streets and about 10 lane miles.

Blount Construction received a contract extension for about $3.5 million. Most of the funding comes from DeKalb County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The Georgia Department of Transportation will also provide $487,000 of Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funds.

“The contract extension is part of a multi-year bid from 2018 that was designed to minimize the impact of paving cost inflation,” said Dunwoody Public Works Director Michael Smith. “Increases in state and local spending on transportation projects has created a high demand for paving contractors.”

The 2020 plan includes adding a few roads to the original list of roads scheduled for paving. The paving of Peeler Road from Equestrian Way to Cherring Lane was added as part of a sidewalk and bike lane project.

At Brook Run Park, S. Georgia Way will be paved after completion of the buildout of the park that is underway now.

Paving on Winters Chapel Road makes the list as part of a shared-use path project. A

fter being delayed in 2019, Tilly Mill Road from North Peachtree Road to Stephens Walk will be paved in connection with a new sidewalk and bike lane project.

When Dunwoody became a city in December 2008, city leaders began building a plan for a 20-year paving cycle. The plan included paving the roads with the greatest maintenance needs first.

Dunwoody has paved 178 lane miles since incorporation.

Here are the roads included in the 2020 paving plan:

Ashley Trace, Burlingame Drive, Chanel Court, Concord Place, Davantry Court, Davantry Drive, Dunwoody Club Drive, Dunwoody Glen, Dunwoody Hollow Drive, Dunwoody Knoll Court, Dunwoody Knoll Drive, Dunwoody Park, Dunwoody Walk, Fox Hollow Court, Foxwood Court, Gallery Court, Hammond Drive, Harris Circle, Harris Trail, Huntington Hall Court, Kingsland Drive, Mill Gate Drive, Mill Glen Court, Mill Glen Drive, Mill Trace Court, Peeler Mill Court, Peeler Road, Perimeter Center Parkway, S. Georgia Way, Spring Mill Cove, Summerset Lane, Tillingham Court, Tilly Mill Road, Village Court, Village Mill Drive, Village Mill Road, Winters Chapel Road.

Saint Andrews Circle and Seaton Drive may be added to the plan at a later date. They’re listed as “optional,” depending on funding.

Paving operations are weather and temperature dependent. Paving requires a dry road surface and air temperatures above 45 degrees. As soon as the weather conditions are favorable, work will begin.

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