And of particular note to Decaturites who enjoy cutting through Druid Hills to Emory and beyond – South Oxford Road – you know, that road adjacent to Everybody’s – will be closed to traffic for 2 months starting sometime in early 2011.
Nov. 18, 2010 – The first phase of construction in Emory Village is nearly complete!
The first phase (1A) of construction involved improvements to the sidewalks, curbs and garden areas between Supercuts and Panera Bread along the south side of North Decatur Road. This phase also included the addition of new outdoor spaces that can accommodate café-style seating and the addition of parallel parking spaces in front of several businesses. Landscaping and over 50 trees will be added in the Village later in the construction timeline.
The entire DeKalb County project is scheduled to be complete in June 2011. The next phase of construction (1B) is similar to the first, but across the street on the north side of North Decatur Road between Dave’s Cosmic Subs and the Chevron station. This phase of work will last approximately one month and should be completed in December. As with the prior phase, construction will occur during the day and when feasible, at night.
Also, during the week of November 21, construction will begin on the actual roundabout near North Oxford Road and the Emory University gate at Dowman Drive. During this phase of construction (1C), Dowman Drive will be closed to vehicles beginning Sunday, November 21. North Oxford Road will remain open to traffic. This phase of construction should be complete by the first week of January, and possibly earlier.
Pedestrian access will continue across North Decatur and North Oxford roads. MARTA and Emory’s shuttle system will not be affected. Following this phase of streetscape construction along North Decatur Road, the construction will begin around the intersection of Oxford and North Decatur Roads. This future phase of construction will likely occur early in 2011 and will necessitate the temporary closure of South Oxford Road by Everybody’s Pizza for approximately two months.
Please look for future email updates on Emory Village construction from the Alliance to Improve Emory Village (AIEV) and at www.emoryvillage.org . As always, we encourage the patronage of Emory Village businesses during this period of construction.
photo courtesy of AIEV