Chamblee Dunwoody Road at Spalding Drive
The primary objective of the proposed intersection improvement project is to address safety concerns. Undesirable intersection geometry is the root cause of the safety problems at the intersection. Primary southbound traffic cannot see oncoming traffic from along eastbound Spalding Drive for a sufficient distance to make safe turning and gap decisions. The severe angle of the intersection further limits visibility along the approaches. Given the intersection alignment, a high number of angle crashes occur, which supports the need for a safety improvement at this intersection.
Additionally, the City of Dunwoody has placed emphasis on pedestrian and bicycle safety and connectivity through this intersection. The intersection lacks signalized pedestrian facilities, with no pedestrian signals or push buttons at any crossing. These deficiencies will be remedied with the construction of the proposed intersection improvements.
After presentation of three options at a public meeting, followed by direction from the City Council, the final plans were developed for a modified version of Option A. The resultant intersection improvements will improve the safety for vehicles and pedestrians. Additionally, this improvement will respect and maintain the character of the surrounding existing neighborhoods and minimize impacts to property owners.
The planned intersection improvement will add left turn lanes on the Chamblee Dunwoody and Spalding legs of the intersection. Other enhancements include bike lanes and sidewalks along Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Spalding Road as well as signalized pedestrian crossings.
Current – Right-of-Way
The City is currently acquiring easements and right-of-way necessary to complete the intersection improvements. Construction is expected to begin in 2020, pending construction funding in the City's annual budget.
RECENT PROJECT UPDATES
The City is currently acquiring easements and right-of-way.