Brookhaven, GA, April 5, 2013 – Brookhaven students will return to school from spring break with repaired sidewalks – if Mother Nature cooperates.
Brookhaven will begin its first sidewalk repairs Monday near Woodward Elementary School on Curtis Drive.
Brookhaven’s Public Works Department has been gathering data on sidewalk conditions throughout the city since Brookhaven’s inception in December. The department reviewed the sidewalks around the five schools in the city and prioritized those in greatest need of repairs.
“These are the first sidewalks we are fixing in Brookhaven,” Public Works Director Richard Meehan said. “Because the safety of our children is our first priority, we choose to focus on schools first. Our work is contingent on not interrupting the school day, so we had to wait until spring break.”
Work is scheduled to run between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., April 8-13. Work will be complete prior to April 15 when students return to class.
The city will start on the sidewalks around Woodward Elementary on Curtis Drive. If weather cooperates, the city will also begin work on the sidewalks near Montgomery Elementary on Ashford Dunwoody Road.
Brookhaven does not anticipate closing any roads, but drivers should anticipate lane closures on Curtis Drive and Ashford Dunwoody if the repairs extend to Montgomery Elementary. Lane closures on Ashford Dunwoody would be between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Brookhaven plans to repair the sidewalks around the other city schools – Kittredge, Ashford Park and Montclair – while school is out for the summer. Other sidewalks throughout the city that are not near schools will also be repaired starting later this month.
For more information, visit http://brookhavenga.gov/publicworks.html.