The intersection at Mount Vernon Road and Vermack Road/Manhasset Drive has been identified in the City of Dunwoody’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan as a high priority project due to its current poor Level of Service. Mount Vernon Road is one of the primary east-west corridors in the City and Vermack Road provides access to Dunwoody High School and Vanderlyn Elementary School.
The current intersection is signalized, however, the lack of turn lanes causes longer traffic cues and wait times. The intersection is also deficient in accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians. This locally-funded project is an opportunity to provide a solution for the traffic congestion and to accommodate mobility and safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.
A Public Information Open House was held on Monday, June 17 from 6-8p.m. at St. Luke Presbyterian Church. The City Council funded preliminary and final design for 2013. The Right of Way and Construction phases have not been funded by the Council. However, these phases are expected to begin early 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Current Concept as of 09/04/2013:
Proposed Alternative 1C: Extending the limits of the project; No extended center-turn lane to Vernon Oaks; Building Around Existing Utilities.
Council Presentation on 08/26/2013:
Council Presentation on 08/12/2013:
Council Presentation on 07/08/2013:
Public Meeting on 06/17/2013:
Proposed Alternative 1A: Moving existing utilities towards the North
Proposed Alternative 1B: Building around the existing utilities.
Proposed Alternative 2: Building around the existing utilities and extending the limits of the project.
Proposed Alternative 3: Roundabout Design (Not Viable)
Public Comment Summary and Responses