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Main Functions of the Public Works Department

Click HERE for the Government 101 Presentation from 10/30/2012 on the Public Works Department.

The most effective way to report an issue is through our automated reporting system. Alternatively, you may call our office at 678-382-6850. For after hours emergencies, call 678-382-6700 and press "2" when you hear the recording.


Public Works is responsible for maintaining roads, bridges, traffic signals, signs, drainage structures and right-of-way.  Our staff members strive to provide a safe and well maintained road system and right-of-way and are available 24/7 to handle any road-related issue that arises.




Dunwoody’s road infrastructure is comprised of 145 miles of road as measured by the center line or it is more accurately described as having 310 lane miles of pavement.  These roads consist of 40 lane miles of Major Arterial Roads, 26 lane miles of Collector Streets and 266 lane miles of Local Streets.  The City also has 43 linear miles of sidewalks along our roads.  The maintenance and upkeep of these roads and sidewalks is essential for the safety and quality of life of those who live, work or pass through the City of Dunwoody.
Some of the road maintenance activities performed are:  pothole repair, sidewalk and curb reconstruction, debris removal, and pavement reconstruction.



Stormwater and Drainage Structures

The City maintains 5,700 stormwater structures and over 69 miles of pipe. Maintenance performed by the City's stormwater utility includes cleaning debris from pipes, replacing pipes and repairing drainage structures. Proper maintenance of drainage structures allows the flow of stormwater from the public right-of-way to our creeks and streams.

Right-of-Way Maintenance

Most of the City's right-of-way is landscaped by adjacent businesses, citizens and through the Adopt-A-Spot program. The City mows approximately 7 miles of right-of-way on a 30-day mowing cycle. These areas are shown on the ROW Mowing Map.



Emergency Response

Public Works responds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to emergencies that occur on City right-of-way such as flooding, icing, traffic signal outages, and obstructions (downed trees, sink holes).

Emergency road service calls during Regular City Business Hours should be directed to the Public Works Department at 678.382.6850.  During after hours and on weekends, to report an Emergency road service request, please call the City of Dunwoody Main Office at 678.382.6700 and Press “2” to be connected to the on call staff member.

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