Attached is a letter posted with permission from CHCA resident Joe Greear to our commissioners asking to make N Decatur Rd safer for pedestrians. Below it are responses from Kathie Gannon's office and Emory's Clifton Community Partnership. Joe invites others to join him in keeping this issue alive. The CHCA board has also communicated their concerns. The story is scheduled to run Monday morning, 7/1/13, in the 6:30 half hour on Channel 11. It will also be posted on The Commuter Dude's webpage along with an extended interview of the victim's family.
Both ajc.com and Fox Atlanta report that a pedestrian was killed at the intersection of N Decatur and Landover Dr. Thursday morning June 20. That was the cause of the big traffic jam in our neighborhood. [Update 6/22/13: Identity of the victim and diagram of the accident have been published by the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch.]
From Emory: Georgia Power Co. will be installing a duct bank for power lines to support the Emory University Hospital bed tower project and the new substation being built to the north of the North Decatur Building. Work is scheduled to begin on the evening of Monday, May 20 and will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night and every other weekend.
From commissioner Jeff Rader: DeKalb County Road Closure Notification. Beginning 6:00 a.m. Friday April 11, through 6:00 a.m. Saturday April 12, South Ponce de Leon Avenue between Clifton Road NE and Ponce de Leon Avenue NE will be closed to through traffic. Road closure signs will be posted advising of construction work and traffic detours. For more information, contact Clint Fumanti at 404-333-6621.
Have a safe and wonderful weekend -
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "DeKalb Industrial Way to Experience Periodic Shutdowns. The roadway may be shut down between now and April 20 from North Decatur Road to Lawrenceville Highway while a high-pressure gas line is installed...." [Read more.]
From Emory: Haygood Drive closed to through-traffic Nov. 30 p.m.-Dec. 1 p.m. Due to work on the Health Sciences Research Building bridge, Haygood Drive will be completely closed to through-traffic at the Ridgewood and Haygood Drive intersection beginning Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. Traffic to the Center for Rehab Medicine and Emory Children’s Center loading docks will be permitted. Visitors accessing Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s parking deck also will be permitted. Detour signage will be posted. Shuttle service will not be impacted.
From commissioner Jeff Rader: ATTENTION! Road closures this weekend! Road Closures This Weekend on October 28 for The Atlanta Marathon. The Atlanta Marathon is a fall tradition in the South. The annual event attracts runners from all over the US. For those not participating in the event, there are opportunities to take part in the festivities by cheering on the participants. Cheering stations will be set up on Shepherds Lane, the intersection of LaVista Road @ Brookforest Drive and in front of Showcase. Feel free to set up your own cheering stations along the route.