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  1. 1

    Jimmie

    How about adding a couple of speed humps on the dam when this part of the paving project is underway – speeding across the dam is a huge problem. Both ends of the dam are utilized by both pedestrians and wildlife to cross. Make the new crossing paint bright florescent yellow instead of white.
    **W Nancy Creek Drive from Ashford Dunwoody Rd to Ashentree Drive (17,400 SY): Variable depth edge mill asphalt pavement, Overlay with 9.5 mm Superpave @ 220 lbs/sy. Patching as needed, striping as directed, Remove and replace speed humps (11)..

  2. 2

    Eddie E.

    What sort of warranty does the city have on the completed work?

  3. 3

    B'haven Birdie

    so good to know that our new Mayor will have her very own street paved – especially with the thinker asphalt layer. I guess it will last longer than her mayoral term of office!

    WILLIAMS RICHARD P OR
    WILLIAMS REBECCA CHASE
    1011 BYRNWYCK RD NE

  4. 4

    Thomas Porter

    Possibly the Brookhaven Post erred – it wasn’t an RFP it was an RCW paving project.

  5. 5

    Not The Mayor

    This is great! The mayor is having tax dollars pay to repave her swim and tennis subdivision! I fully support several of these, Roxboro is great, but there is way more travelled roads that need attention Mayor Williams!

  6. 6

    Chad

    Am I mistaken? Didn’t Briarwood Road get budgeted and allocated dollars? Why isn’t it on the list? Thanks for the article Post.

  7. 7

    Riley O'Connor

    Poor District 2 didn’t get anything. See what asking questions gets you?

  8. 8

    The Brookhaven Post

    Just to be clear, this may not be the complete list of roads to be paved. This is the list included in the current RFP.

  9. 9

    Riley O'Connor

    I’m getting the impression that some minion down at City Hall actually enjoys creating embarrassing moments for the City’s leaders.

  10. 10

    Tom Reilly

    While we’re at it, how about a traffic light at the intersection of Windsor Parkway and Ashford-Dunwoody Road??

  11. 11

    Eddie E.

    Hey, there is only grass coming through the cracks on my street right not.
    I just hope they get to it before anything with a woody stalk pokes through.

  12. 12

    Charlie Brown

    Chad-

    I’ve never seen Briarwood on any of the plans, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t on the list somewhere.

    These roads were part of the 2014 paving plan and were approved last November.
    https://brookhavenpost.co/brookhaven-road-paving-underway-paving-map-enclosed/24307/
    There is another map here from 2013.
    https://brookhavenpost.co/brookhaven-road-paving-continues/18097/

    If you want to see the road reports that led to these roads being selected (for example, many of the roads on the list in the RFP are rated “Poor” whereas Briarwood is generally in Fair to Good shape), you can look here.
    http://www.brookhavenga.gov/home/showdocument?id=660

  13. 13

    patrick

    The same warranty that we had under the county.

  14. 14

    Chad

    Thanks for your thorough, yet, innaccurate response Charlie.

    I have confirmed that Briarwood Road was funded , but didn’t make the first round of RFP’s. Most of those went to D1 roads based on subjective, political whims. We were told during the run up to Cityhood road paving projects would be based on a worst to first analysis verified by electronic sampling. Of course, that would have been a fair method and not in the best interest of our city leaders.

    Enhanced transparency?!

  15. 15

    Brookhaven4u

    Once District 1 has been completed, what crumbs are left will be allocated to the 2nd class citizens of this city.
    Will remain that way as long as RCW is our Mayor.
    Did anyone think this would change from JMax days?

    Please make this a November to Remember.

  16. 16

    Eddie E.

    When the County fixed potholes, they tended to stay fixed.
    As for ‘Crumbling Roadworx’, not so much.

  17. 17

    I Just Wanna Slide

    Yes, why is the City responsible for paving a subdivision?

  18. 18

    Not The Mayor

    The bigger question is why are WE paying to pave a subdivision where the mayor lives before we handle road issues on heavily travelled inter-city roads. Regardless of condition, the asphalt is RCW’s swim-tennis neighborhood will last much longer because of light traffic.

    This is all wrong. I can’t believe I pay taxes for this. Whats next, installing a pool for her?!?

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    Dean

    The worst road in this freaking little town is Childers. It was a dirt narrow cut through street that was blacktopped years ago. When all of our newer homes were built in the area the utility cuts and additional traffic eventually degraded the road. So you think we would get a little attention on this short but well traveled road. This road should have been the first paved. No, our councilman Ghosting Joe Gebbia has forgotten us.

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    Eric Robert

    Tom be careful what you wish for because they won’t just put in another traffic light, they’ll end up including turn lanes and widening everything towards the golf course.

    Besides they need to get the lights in Brookhaven fixed before they put in new ones. The ones on Buford Highway have not worked right for over a year. The light at Clairmont Terrace and Buford Highway is a joke it stays Green for seconds for Buford Highway and then turns green for minutes for the Kroger and McDonalds traffic on Clairmont Terrace.

    And then the lights On Buford Highway at North Cliff Valley Way and Curtis/Corporate Blvd thrown left hand turn signals even when no one is in the turn lane and the left hand turn arrow stays on way too long.

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    Eric Robert

    Well those streets are public streets so the paving should be done by the City. As to if they are in need I can’t answer that since its been ages since I have been in there. Are you guys saying you’ve been there and the street is in good condition or just complaining? Because personally I think there are better things to be concerned about, such as the getting support for Councilman Park’s proposal to release the executive session notes. I’d like to know how it is the decision was made to basically give/sell the soccer fields at blackburn to concorde after the concern about the same being done with the same at Murphey Candler and those fields was done without public airing.

  22. 22

    Not The Mayor

    The issue is not whether the streets are public. That and these roads are really not that bad. The issue is why are we paving her neighborhood when there are far more important paving projects to focus on? This is a very lightly travelled road compared to many in the city, so naturally it begs the question why this is at the top of the list, we are ill not on the second year of city paving, when money can and should be spent elsewhere that benefit the community as a whole. Moreover, this is a private community with a private HOA. Many cities across the county have stopped paying for paving in this type of situation to instead focus spending on community wide issues. I have to say this seems to be a much better approach.

    To be fair, I had the same concerns when we paced fairway circle off north Druid. At least that subduction had been in place since the 50’s.

    At the end of the day, I think we can all agree that paving a subdivision so quickly into this city good adventure is a poor choice of tax dollars

  23. 23

    Eric Robert

    Yea, I agree the more heavily traveled roads should be given priority and if there are not major issues with any of the roads then we should shift money from paving to other projects.

    I do disagree that any neighborhood should have to pay for repaving of a public street. True this neighborhood is one way in and one way out but there are a great deal of cul de sacs in Brookhaven and I if its a public right of way then the homeowners living on it should not be liable for it.

    I am just curious if there is a particular issue in this neighborhood. And frankly though West Nancy Creek gets a ton of cut through traffic, including speeding Dunwoody parents bringing their kids to the leagues at Murphey Candler because Dunwoody doesn’t want Little league, football or softball fields in their parks, I don’t think West Nancy Creek is in that bad a shape. Though I know others who do think it needs to be repaved.

    Now Chamblee Dunwoody Road between Harts Mill and 285 is another story, but unfortunately that street is in Chamblee and is the border between Brookhaven and Chamblee and DeKalb does road paving not Chamblee (unlike Brookhaven collecting that money and doing road paving). So I fear that stretch of Chamblee Dunwoody will never get its sidewalks completed and is facing a future of potholes. The bright side is potholes do slow down speeders.

  24. 24

    Not The Mayor

    I think we agree. The neighborhoods that need to pay, in my opinion, are the ones that are played as while developments and have and HOA. Older neighborhoods in Brookhaven were really just built on new county roads, this is hardly the case here and the roads only became public after development was complete and the county accepted them. There isn’t an entrance monument, easement /landscape, swim tennis. When I lived in Alpharetta we were responsible for the paving of our neighborhood as an HOA, Because they are primarily for what is considered private use, despite the public having access. Essentially if an HOA controls the subdivision and common areas, entrance, etc, then I see no reason why collective tax dollars should be paying for a any improvements. The city or county didn’t pay to install the streets, so why should we be paying to maintain them?

    The bigger question here is how did her neighborhood move to the top of the list? It’s not coincidence I suspect.

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