Chamblee, GA, February 1, 2017 – by Renee Turner for The Post – The City of Chamblee has issued an Invitation to Bid for a Median Improvement project on Chamblee Tucker Rd., located between Peachtree Blvd. (adjacent to the Olmsted mixed-use development presently under construction) and Peachtree Road. The median, roughly 915 LF, will be added to address safety hazards.
“A few years ago a young lady was killed crossing Chamblee Tucker mid block in front of the Walmart,” Mayor Eric Clarkson told The Post. “I travel that way frequently and see people crossing the same way all of the time.” He said people feel the need to make a u-turn while coming out of the Walmart at the entrance, creating a safety hazard.
According to Mayor Clarkson, he asked the City Council to budget for the median, taking into account the existing safety hazards. Clarkson said City Manager Jon Walker has done an exceptional job of expediting this project to see that it is complete when Olmsted comes on line.
The work consists of the construction, fabrications, and installation of:
- Erosion and Sediment Control Measures
- Concrete paving
- Granite curb installation
- Signage and stripping
- Asphalt patching
- Landscaping and site furnishings
Jacobs Engineering Group is the engineering design firm for the project.