The Dunwoody City Council voted April 11 to donate two parcels of land to the Georgia Department of Transportation

The city of Dunwoody donated two parcels of land to GDOT to use for renovations to I-285/GA 400.

for planned improvements to I-285 and GA 400. Total land donated is of 1.122 acres.

The property is located at 251 Perimeter Center Parkway.

“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,” said Public Works Director Michael Smith in a memo to council members.

“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 totals slightly more than 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.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.