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Dunwoody to Use $784,000 Grant to Revamp Intersection

Dunwoody has received a $784,000 state grant to improve the intersection of Tilly Mill and North Peachtree.

From left to right: City Councilman John Heneghan, Mayor Mike Davis, Governor Nathan Deal, Councilman Denis Shortal, Councilman Doug Thompson and Councilman Terry Nall after the grant announcement was released. Credit: City of Dunwoody
From left to right: City Councilman John Heneghan, Mayor Mike Davis, Governor Nathan Deal, Councilman Denis Shortal, Councilman Doug Thompson and Councilman Terry Nall after the grant announcement was released. Credit: City of Dunwoody
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians of Dunwoody, get ready for a newer, safer $784,000 revamp of the intersection of Tilly Mill at North Peachtree.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has approved funding for the city of Dunwoody to improve the intersection. A $784,000 state grant given to the city will pay for improvements including a new traffic signal at Peeler Road and North Peachtree Road, new turn lanes, sidewalks, and bike lanes, according to a news release.

Plans call for the new and improved intersection to receive an aesthetic upgrade with use of mast arm signals and landscaping.

“This is an important project for the city and a critical infrastructure improvement for an area of the city which is home to several schools, churches and community facilities, including Brook Run Park,” said Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis. “The grant solidifies that project construction will occur in 2015, which is important as it will help improve safety, create more efficient traffic flow and provide pedestrian and bicycle accessibility at the intersection.”

Notice, that isn’t to say that traffic jams will no longer occur, but the city is trying to make it better. In an analysis conducted in the fall of 2011, the study indicated that the upgraded intersection would significantly eliminate peak afternoon traffic conditions. The issues at the intersection were  identified through Dunwoody’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan.

The City of Dunwoody was one of 58 project application requests, receiving one of 20 grants provided by the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

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