The Dunwoody City Council meets Monday, March 28, and is poised to donate two parcels of land to the Georgia Department of Transportation for planned improvements to I-285 and GA 400.
According to the council agenda the property to be donated is located at 251 Perimenter Center Parkway.
A background of the land was given to the council in a memo from Public Works Director Michael Smith:
“When the Perimeter Center Parkway bridge was constructed over I-285 two parcels … were acquired to provide right of way for the project. DeKalb County acquired the properties at a total cost of $3,168,175 on behalf of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) using federal funds.
“When Dunwoody incorporated, these parcels were deeded over to the city by the county. No city funds have ever been expended on these parcels. GDOT has requested donation of a portion of both properties in support of the interchange project.
“The donation for Parcel 63 (249 Perimeter Center Parkway) consists of 0.143 acres of right of way, 1008.76 square feet of temporary easement and 102.26 linear feet of limited access rights. The remainder of Parcel 63 to be retained by the city will consist of approximately 5 acres. The donation for Parcel 65 (251 Perimeter Center Parkway) consists of 0.979 acres of right of way, 2,389.91 square feet of temporary easement and 244.49 linear feet of limited access rights. The remainder of Parcel 65 to be retained by the city will consist of approximately 0.5 acres.”
Georgia DOT proposes operational improvements along I-285 and GA 400 near the interchange including:
· Construction of barrier-separated collector-distributor lanes along I-285 and Georgia 400
· Reconstruction of existing ramps between the two;
· Building new flyover bridges and reconstructing and widening existing bridges in the interchange area
· Construction of grade-separated, braided ramps (where one ramp crosses over another) in the vicinity of Ashford-Dunwoody Road and Roswell Road to eliminate conflicts between traffic entering and exiting GA 400 and traffic entering and exiting the Roswell Road and Ashford Dunwoody interchanges.