Several members of Dunwoody City Council have indicated they will back a plan to widen Mount Vernon and Vermack roads to create left turn lanes and eliminate a traffic bottleneck.
“This intersection needs improvement,” Councilman Denny Shortal said. “Maybe not during the summer months, but during the school year, definitely so. I think it needs something.”
The council at its July 8 meeting reviewed three options for adding left turn lanes at the intersection. The options, which had been presented to residents in a public meeting June 17, ranged in price from $900,000 to $1.1 million.
A couple of members indicated a preference for the $1.1 million option. That option would provide the turn lanes and extend a sidewalk on the south side of Mount Vernon and the bicycle lanes to the next side street, instead of stopping in the middle of the block, according to a memorandum from city capital projects manager Mindy Sanders.