City road crews were busy at work on Mt. Vernon Road Tuesday - spurred along by relatively mild summer temperatures.
According to city contractors, they were installing an area for sidewalks from the corner of Mt. Vernon Road west of Ashford Dunwoody Road on the south side of the street.
Construction equipment, including small Bobcats and other earth haulers, were being staged at one corner of Dunwoody Baptist Church.
The sidewalks, when completed, will extend all the way to the Sandy Springs line, say city officials.
Despite an array of orange warning barrels lined up Tuesday at the intersection, traffic seemed to be moving along with minimal delays - at least during the none peak rush-hour traffic.
There's a reason for that. City officials say that the actual road paving and curb and gutter work have been completed on the road. Mt. Vernon, when newly reconfigured, will create 5-foot bike lanes on both sides of the road for those who want to bicycle and take advantage of the major arterial street that leads to the North Springs MARTA station and beyond.
The city project is a step forward for creating more bike lanes in the city. Some 3 miles were created last year, say city transportation officials. Some 3.5 miles are expected to be constructed this year, they say.
The total cost of the Mt. Vernon construction project is estimated to be $384,000, and is expected to be completed by early October - weather permitting.
For updates on road project information check the city's website at www.dunwoodyga.gov.