Chamblee, GA, April 14, 2017 – The Post Reports – The City of Chamblee’s will begin the first major paving project since taking over the responsibility from DeKalb County last year. The $2.36 million project is tentatively slated to begin on Monday, April 17th. The entire 8 mile project will take approximately six to eight weeks to complete and encompass eighteen roads.
Slated to begin the week of April 17-22, 2017 are:
|Monday 4/17/17||Commodore Drive—Milling|
|Tuesday 4/18/17||Commodore Drive—Patching and Milling|
|Wednesday 4/19/17||Commodore Drive/Spring Walk Court-Milling/Elm
|Thursday 4/20/17||Spring Walk Court|
|Friday 4/21/17||North Shallowford Road—Milling|
“We are very excited about this project,” said Mayor Eric Clarkson in a Friday release. “We recently took over maintenance of approximately 76 centerline miles of roadway from DeKalb County. We routinely do a study of the roads with the IMS truck to determine our pavement conditions. The roads chosen needed the most attention. This is the first paving project that will begin to correct some of the issues with our infrastructure.”
The City says paving on residential streets will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., while paving on North Shallowford Road will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“To minimize impacts, subdivision streets that are farthest from the I-85 bridge collapse zone will be paved first as C.W. Matthews is the contractor for both projects and will have a certified flagger in the area to handle traffic control,” says the City. “Please use caution while traveling through work zones, and watch for workers.”
The City notes that vehicles that are parked on the street when paving begins, it will be towed.
Residents are also asked to ensure their sprinkler system is not spraying into the road on the days crews are working, if applicable. Expect minor delays accessing the affected streets while crews are working. All work should begin next week, weather permitting. Secure any items hanging on walls, especially in the neighborhood areas, after milling and paving occurs a vibrating machine comes behind these two processes to tamp down these layers, and shaking may be felt in houses. Please secure any fragile items.
The City’s Web site will be integral in providing updates to the construction schedule and maps of effected areas. City staff will be working with homeowners’ associations and businesses throughout this process.
More information on the project can be found at www.chamblega.gov or by calling 770-986-5019.