Brookhaven, GA, Nov. 12, 2013 – Brookhaven will get new sidewalks and paved roads starting as early as this month.
The Brookhaven City Council announced sidewalk and paving plans tonight. Last month, the council approved an amended 2013 budget with $400,000 to build new sidewalks and connect existing ones. Each council member and the mayor selected locations in their districts, ensuring sidewalk improvements will be made throughout the entire city.
The new sidewalks will be built along:
- Curtis Drive – in front of Woodward Elementary
- Briarwood Way – from Briarwood Park entrance to Drew Valley Drive
- Coosawattee Drive – at Cartecay Drive
- Appalachee Drive – between Etowah and Canoochee Drives
- Windsor Parkway – between Osborne Road and the city border
- Humility Lane – between Hearst Drive and Ashford Dunwoody Road
- Ashford Dunwoody Road – between Humility Lane and Stratfield Drive
- Harts Mill Road – at Watkins Place
“We are excited to have the opportunity to improve pedestrian access and work to make Brookhaven more walkable,” Mayor J. Max Davis said. “We were able to add these improvements to our neighborhoods without adding any additional funding to the budget.”
Weather permitting, the sidewalk construction will start after Thanksgiving and will continue through early next year.
The city will also pave five streets by the end of the month, if the weather remains fair. The paving will occur on:
- Dunwoody Place
- Etowah Drive – between Ellijay and Appalachee Drives
- Hunters Brook Court
- Pamela Drive
- Stratfield Drive – between Ashford Dunwoody Road and Stratfield Circle
In February, a laser truck conducted an assessment of all road conditions in the city. The public works department then assembled a priority list of paving from that report. These five paving locations were selected from that list, along with input from city council.
About $200,000 of DeKalb HOST money will fund the paving. An additional $1.8 million of HOST money has been set aside for paving in the proposed 2014 budget. Those locations will be selected early next year.
An additional $1 million, including a $500,000 annual grant to connect existing sidewalks and $500,000 to construct new sidewalks, is recommended for sidewalks in the proposed 2014 budget.
Attached is a map detailing the locations.