Drivers can expect some delays in the area, the city said. BRANT SANDERLIN/AJC file

Traffic alert: Construction starts today at busy Brookhaven intersection

Be prepared for some traffic headaches, DeKalb County drivers. Construction is set to begin Monday, Feb. 3 at a popular Brookhaven intersection and could continue for four months.

At the southeast corner of Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads, the city plans to extend the right lane on northbound Ashford Dunwoody Road and create a dedicated left turn lane toward Johnson Ferry. The road currently has two lanes at the intersection. 

The work will also widen sidewalks and install new signs and pavement markings, Brookhaven officials said in a statement.

Crews plan to work on the interchange during the day every Monday through Saturday. Lanes could be closed some days between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., officials said.

The city said that “every effort will be made to minimize” traffic delays in the area, which is surrounded by several businesses just north of Peachtree Road.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we install these necessary upgrades,” Brookhaven Public Works Director Hari Karikaran said in a statement.

Officials said that when the work is completed, it will improve traffic flow and be safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. The project cost the city about $480,000.

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