From the AJC: By April Hunt, Tuesday, November 15, 2011: DeKalb County is installing hourly parking near Emory Village in a bid to encourage more visitors in the area. The county will restrict parking to one hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays on North Decatur and Oxford roads near the commercial strip. Signs detailing the change will be up soon. The restrictions come just months after the county installed a traffic roundabout in the area, to ease traffic around the busy intersections. Read More.
From Emory communications office: On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 30 the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay course will pass through the Emory area affecting traffic from approximately 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The streets and intersections that will be affected include:
From Emory Report: The new roundabout in Emory Village is allowing vehicular traffic to flow slowly but smoothly through the busy North Decatur Road, Oxford Road and Dowman Drive intersection, which was once a five-point intersection and lengthy traffic light. But the new traffic patterns – for motorists, cyclists or pedestrians – have raised questions about who yields to whom, and who has the right of way. With pedestrian safety in mind, Emory is sharing safety tips for navigating a roundabout (PDF) from PEDS, an Atlanta-based pedestrian advocacy organization. [Read more]
Beginning this weekend, Campus Services will perform work to change the shape of the granite cubs and gores (triangles) at the Dowman Drive roundabout. Please note the following road closures necessary for the work (see attachments for maps).
From Emory's Communications office: To the Emory Community: The following two non-Emory projects have implications for those driving to and from campus. Please plan your travel accordingly.
1. DeKalb County continues repairing and repaving North Decatur Road between Clifton Road and Emory Village. Lanes will remain open but delays are likely. This project includes milling off the top surface of the road, patching the existing roadway, and repaving this section of North Decatur Road, including the roundabout in Emory Village. It is expected to be complete in approximately two weeks.
2. Next Wednesday through Friday, June 8-10, Lullwater Road will be closed in the evening (6:00 p.m. until approximately 8:00 a.m.) between Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Decatur Road for a movie shoot. DeKalb County will have officers and signage on site during the closure.
Update: power was restored in Clairmont Heights area around 10:30 p.m. the same day (Tuesday). Thanks to the utility crews!
Local observations and reports ...
WSB has a comprehensive list of road problems here: http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/traffic/latest-wsb-24-hour-traffic-cen...
Georgia Power says to wait 24 hours before reporting outages: "Following a severe storm with widespread power interruptions, customers should wait a reasonable amount of time before calling to report an outage. There's no need to call within the first 24 to 48 hours. The company knows where the power is out because its automated system alerts a technician when a line goes off. As the restoration progresses, Georgia Power will announce through the media if residents in specific areas should call in if they're still without power."http://www.georgiapower.com/storm/pofaq.asp#q4
To check power outage status online: https://customerservice.southerncompany.com/Outage/OutageHome.aspx?src=LN
As of 9:30 a.m. the site indicates that the outage on N Superior was known, a crew dispatched, but no estimated time to restoration of power.
From Alliance to Improve Emory Village: Emory Village Roadwork Proceeds to the Next Phase. DeKalb County’s project to improve streetscapes and add a roundabout in Emory Village moves forward to the next phase on Thursday, March 17, and it will have critical traffic implications. For travelers entering campus via Dowman Drive, that entrance will open to traffic for the first time in several months. As that roadway opens, construction will shift to another section of the busy North Decatur Road- Oxford Road intersection. The South Oxford Road (near Everybody’s Pizza) will close for approximately 60 days as construction crews work on that section of the roundabout. The North Oxford Road near the Chevron station and Emory’s campus will remain open.
The Georgia Marathon starts at 7am on Sunday morning and it runs through the Clairmont/N Decatur Rd intersection.
From Emory's Communications office: To the Emory Community: The next phase of DeKalb County’s construction for the roundabout in Emory Village is scheduled to begin this Thursday, March 17 and will have several traffic implications.
· Dowman Drive will re-open to traffic entering Emory’s campus.
From commissioner Jeff Rader: DECATUR –The regularly scheduled board meeting for the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, will be postponed until Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. DeKalb County Schools will be closed January 11, 2011.
There will be a meeting of the Budget & Finance Committee of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 3 p.m. The location will be Maloof Administrative Building, 5th Floor, Multi-Purpose Room, 1300 Commerce Dr, Decatur GA 30030.