From local resident Charles Forrest: For your information, at the Alliance to Improve Emory Village (AIEV) community meeting last night in White Hall (Emory), it was reported that construction on the roundabout in Emory Village will start as early as today, Wednesday August 18, with the installation of project signage. The culmination of nearly a decade of planning, the roundabout is part of a DeKalb County plan for street and traffic improvements that will improve traffic flow through the Village, enhance pedestrian safety, and improve aesthetics. In conjunction with this work, there will be lane closures, and pedestrian and vehicular detours.
This fall Stage 1 will reduce North Decatur Road from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction with a center left turn lane, and see the installation of the first phases of paving improvements. Stage 2 will commence over the winter holidays and see the removal of the traffic signals. Stages 3 and 4 in the spring will see the completion of the streetscape improvements and opening of the roundabout. The entire project is scheduled to be complete in June 2011.
Vehicular traffic will be open at all times during construction with the exception of the temporary closure for a maximum of up to 6o days of South Oxford Road, currently scheduled in the first part of 2011. Safety is a primary concern. The County in cooperation with the contractor has developed detailed plans to maintain safe pedestrian access at all times during the project.
To learn more about the roundabout and streetscape project visit the AIEV website: www.emoryvillage.org. Sign up with AIEV to receive electronic alerts with construction updates. Please refer all questions and concerns to AIEV. Thank you for your interest in this important initiative.