The city shared this aerial photo of the intersection as it neared completion on road work.
Photo: City of Dunwoody
Photo: City of Dunwoody

Improved intersection near Dunwoody school opens after renovations

The drive through Dunwoody is getting smoother.

A busy intersection, the corner of Mount Vernon Road and Vermack Road/Manhasset Drive, saw a series of improvements over the past several months and officially opened on Saturday, the city of Dunwoody said in a statement.

The upgrades improve traffic flow through the intersection, which is east of Dunwoody Village and just north of Dunwoody High School.

The city said it targeted the intersection because of its “poor level of service.”

The improvements include dedicated turn lanes on Mt. Vernon and Vermack, better traffic signals, and four-way pedestrian signals. Workers also added bike lanes on Mt. Vernon and more sidewalk.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony happened Saturday at 10 a.m.

“We are grateful to residents and drivers for their patience during this project,” Dunwoody Public Works Director Michael Smith said in a statement. “We’ve been focused on getting all lanes open before school starts on Monday.”

Crews will remain near the intersection for the next several weeks to finish site cleanup and install some pavement markings. Final landscaping is scheduled for the fall.

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