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City to celebrate road improvements

Dunwoody’s Mayor and City Council will join DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester and Perimeter Community Improvement Districts Executive Director Ann Hanlon to celebrate improvements to two key intersections on Meadow Lane Road, according to a news release.

The ceremonial ribbon-cutting in the former Brio Tuscan Grille parking lot (700 Ashwood Parkway) will take place at 11 a.m. Friday.

The public is invited to attend.

The improvements are designed to improve traffic flow, especially during busy weekday travel times.

Work on this collaborative project, which started in late July, involved adding and lengthening turn lanes:

■ The left-turn lanes on Meadow Lane Road to Ashford Dunwoody Road were extended 100 feet to nearly double the capacity of the lanes. Before this work, vehicles waiting to turn left at this location would frequently line up beyond the turn lanes into one of the eastbound through lanes, which slowed traffic flow.

■ At Ridgeview Road, a left turn lane was added on Meadow Lane Road for traffic going eastbound. This lane provides drivers with a dedicated area to wait for an opening to turn left. The westbound approach to the intersection already has a leftturn lane. New pedestrian crosswalks and signals on the western and northern legs of the intersection were also included in the project.

DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester sponsored legislation to provide $60,000 to help fund the cost of the improvements.

The PCIDs agreed to contribute $60,000. Dunwoody City Council approved the remaining costs for a project total of $160,000.

At both intersections, construction involved removing the existing raised medians.

The work was contained within the existing right of way.



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Here is a list of participating institutions this year:

■ Atlanta Botanical Garden

■ Atlanta History Center

■ Booth Western Art Museum

■ Breman Museum

■ Center for Puppetry Arts

■ Chattahoochee Nature Center

■ DeKalb History Center

■ Fernbank Museum of Natural History

■ High Museum of Art

■ Michael C. Carlos Museum

■ Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

■ Piedmont Park Conservancy

■ Tellus Science Museum

■ The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

■ Zoo Atlanta