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Dunwoody water main replacement may cause traffic delays

The city of Dunwoody is working with DeKalb County on a water main pipeline replacement project to begin construction Monday on Mount Vernon Road between Ashford Dunwoody Road and Vernon Oaks Drive. Traffic changes and temporary lane reductions are expected throughout the construction period.

The project is part of a rehabilitation program by DeKalb County to address the aging water pipelines within Dunwoody and throughout the county. The Mount Vernon Road project will involve the replacement of two water mains with one new 16-inch diameter main.

Work is expected to be complete within seven to nine months.

The majority of the water main replacement work will primarily run along the east-bound traffic lanes. To minimize the traffic impacts much of the new main will be installed on the south shoulder of the road east of Dunwoody Village which will necessitate some tree removal. Periodically, traffic will be reduced to one lane to allow for loading and unloading materials.

Access to local businesses and residential roads and driveways will be maintained throughout the construction process. Most of the construction will occur on weekdays and lane closures will be limited to the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Night work is not anticipated due to the number of residences directly adjacent to the project.