On February 21, 2013, The City of Brookhaven issued the Press Release below. The headline reads, “Brookhaven Begins Assessment of Pavement Condition to Prioritize Repairs to City’s Roads.”
Friday, April 19th, The Brookhaven Post contacted the City of Brookhaven for an update, since more than two months have passed and little has been heard regarding the assessment and the results of the data collection. The City of Brookhaven Communications Department responded quickly to our request.
This is what we learned:
According to Public Works Director, Richard Meehan, the City of Brookhaven has received preliminary data from the survey and is in the process of reviewing that data with Infrastructure Management Services (IMS). The City expects the final data to be received in May.
Once the data is finalized and assessed by the Public Works Department, it will be presented to the Mayor and City Council, along with a pavement management strategy and plan. This plan will include cost estimates.
The contract with IMS was for $55,900.
“There is no money currently in the 2013 budget for roadway paving. As the 2014 budget is developed, the Mayor and Council will determine the amount of funds that will be allocated to roadway paving. Any roadway paving projects would be bid out in accordance with the city’s purchasing policy separately from the city’s roadway maintenance contract”, says City of Brookhaven officials.
SeeClickFix reports show that there have been a number potholes and adverse paving conditions reported. Many of the potholes have been filled and several of the paving issues addressed, but more are being reported daily. There are some roadways that seem to be “repeat offenders”, such as the stretch of road in front of the Ashford Dunwoody YMCA, Dresden Dr., and North Druid Hills Rd. to name a few.
We drove through Lenox Park/Lake Boulevard and it appears the majority of the larger potholes have been filled, along with some of the smaller ones.
Registering for SeeClickFix is the best way to keep up with the various issues being reported to Public Works throughout the City – including pavement issues – but not limited to, and provides a portal to view the progress of the reported repairs. It only takes a minute and once something is reported, you will be alerted by an email such as this, should you request to be notified.
The City of Brookhaven Public Works Director can be reached at:
Richard Meehan, Director
The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining the streets, traffic signals, signs, and right-of-way in the City of Brookhaven. Our objective is to improve the roadways and traffic systems to make it a safer, more efficient, and more enjoyable place to live for Brookhaven’s citizens. We strive to provide quality service to our citizens through prompt response and practical solutions to the problems that concern them most. Our staff is eager to hear from you, and we have provided several outlets below for you to reach us.