Brookhaven, GA, October 27, 2016 – by Trey Benton – Brookhaven Councilmembers voted to award Precise Development Group a $126,258 contract to install new sidewalks at four locations in the City during their Tuesday, October 25th, Council Meeting. The contract award amount includes a 10% contingency.
New sidewalks will be installed on:
- East side of Hermance Dr. from Crosswycke Forest to Pace Academy
- West side of E. Roxboro Rd. from N. Druid Hills Rd. to Roxboro Dr.
- East side of Johnson Ferry Rd. from Bluffhaven Way to the Brookhaven City Limits
- East side of Ellijay Dr. from 2478 Ellijay Dr. to 2472 Ellijay Dr.
During a September Work Session, Public Works Director Richard Meehan told Councilmembers the City has 64.8 miles (and growing) of sidewalks. He said in the four years prior to the incorporation of the City, there was a total of 1.5 miles of sidewalk work done in the area now known as Brookhaven. That project was on Johnson Ferry Rd. from Ashford Dunwoody Rd. to Bluffhaven Way.
In 2013, the City performed a Laser Truck survey which gathered street condition data as well as sidewalk and curb condition data, giving the City an idea of where and when sidewalk improvements need to be made. Since then, Meehan reported the City has averaged .8 miles per year of new sidewalks scattered around Brookhaven. This year it looks as if Brookhaven will exceed that average.
With sidewalks and ramps making up approximately 19.4% of the City’s $92.5 million street network valuation – they are a valuable asset. And Meehan says, the City is committed to continuing to have a serious concentration on improving the sidewalk network as well as full compliance with ADA standards.