Council Votes to Join Regional Traffic Improvement Alliance

Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and PCIDs will join together to sync lights with $2.78 million grant


Monday, the Dunwoody City Council voted to join a Perimeter-area traffic improvement alliance which will focus on synching traffic lights in the area.

The council approved a memorandum of understanding Monday with the City of Sandy Springs and the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts for the implementation of a Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) grant.

GDOT awarded a three-year Regional Traffic Operations Program grant valued at $2.78 million to the cities of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) to address traffic management in the Perimeter Center area. 

“Partnering with the Georgia Department of Transportation, the City of Sandy Springs, and the Perimeter Center Improvement Districts allows us to improve traffic signal operation from the regional perspective,” said Mayor Mike Davis, in a press release. “By working together, we will address critical issues to improve the travel experience of all commuters driving through the Perimeter Center area.”

The Regional Traffic Operations Program will manage the traffic signals along significant corridors throughout the Perimeter area. Through the Regional Traffic Operations Program grant, the city will work with its partners to determine existing operational deficiencies; provide signal timing; evaluate the use of advanced signal timing techniques, such as traffic responsive and traffic adaptive applications; and provide regular maintenance of the signal timing hardware, the city said.

“Each of these improvements addresses key concerns identified by our community in the Comprehensive Transportation Plan adopted by Dunwoody’s City Council last year,” said Public Works Director Michael Smith. “The City of Dunwoody appreciates the Georgia Department of Transportation and Board Member Brandon Beach’s support for improving the transportation infrastructure throughout Dunwoody.”

This grant comes on the heels of a series of important signal upgrades and improvements recently completed by the Georgia Department of Transportation throughout Dunwoody. Last spring, GDOT coordinated the signal timing for nine signals located on Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Mount Vernon Road. The newly adjusted signal timing now allows motorists to better move along these corridors by harmonizing successive intersections. 


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