Friday, January 28, 2011

City of Dunwoody Updates

Wondering why the cities of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs have yet to finish the Dunwoody Club Dr. repaving project yet?
The city issued a news released on Thursday, and it would like the project done ASAP as well!

Dunwoody Citizens,

We have received a few inquiries on the status of the Dunwoody Club resurfacing project that is being funded jointly by the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. The project began in late November of last year with the goal of having paving completed before the holidays. This would allow us to take full advantage of a competitive bid that was significantly below the estimated project cost. Milling of the old asphalt surface and patching of failing pavement was completed by December 10, 2010 leaving only the placement of the new asphalt for the project to be completed.
It seems Mother Nature had other plans. The contractor has not been able to complete this final phase of work due to the cold weather, snow and ice we have been experiencing since mid-December. The hot mix asphalt used to repave the road cannot be properly placed at cold temperatures or in wet conditions. Based on historical average temperatures for Dunwoody, asphalt can typically be placed through most of the month of December and the long range forecast when the project began was for a warmer and drier winter than normal.
As we are all aware, that forecast has not been accurate. We have experienced three winter storms and consistently below average temperatures since the beginning of December. Ideally, we need 4 to 5 consecutive days of warmer temperatures to complete the paving properly. Based on current forecasts it will likely be mid-February before we will begin to see temperatures warm enough to complete the final phase of the project. Even with this unforeseen delay, we expect to be completed six months ahead of the schedule in the City’s five year paving plan and at a savings of over $50,000.
We appreciate your patience as we work to improve Dunwoody’s roads as economically as possible. If you have any questions or are interested in other Public Works projects please feel free to contact me at or by phone at 678-382-6700.

Michael Smith
Public Works Director
City of Dunwoody

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