Brookhaven, GA, August 17, 2017 – The Brookhaven Public Works Department recently received a $75,000 Local Maintenance Improvement Grant (LMIG) from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) on behalf of the City. According to the City, Public Works is actively organizing and scheduling the LMIG grant projects, which should be completed by the end of 2017.
“The LMIG program provides tremendous opportunity for the City to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety throughout the city as well as allowing us to partner with the state and achieve a common goal, to enhance the efficiency and efficacy of our transportation infrastructure,” said Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst.
Specific projects funded by the 2017 LMIG safety grant and City funds are provided in the table below.
|1||Osborne Road (from Peachtree to Windsor Parkway)||Refresh faded striping with thermoplastic markings, install RPMs. Install permanent radar speed signs|
|2||Ashford Dunwoody Road (from Chaucer Lane to Dunwoody Lane)||Replace existing school flashers with new ones to include radar speed signs & replace existing school zone signage to meet current reflectivity standards, install rectangular rapid flashing beacons & refuge Island on existing crosswalk at Chaucer Lane|
|3||E. Roxboro Road (E. Roxboro Road and Godwin Road intersection)||Upgrade the existing pedestrian signals to countdown signals and add a pedestrian signal for the north side of the intersection to accommodate the new sidewalk/cross walk|
|4||Johnson Ferry Road (Hampton Hall Drive to city limits)||Install permanent radar speed signs|
(N. Thompson Road to Skyland Drive)
|Install permanent radar speed signs|
Grant allocations are determined by a formula that considers the linear mileage of centerline road in a given jurisdiction as well as that area’s total population and compares them to the states total population and centerline miles. In Brookhaven’s case this resulted in a grant of $75,000, which represents 70 percent of the total project cost.