ARC grants funding to support improved connectivity and pedestrian safety in Dunwoody
Dunwoody will receive $7.75 million in federal funding through the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Transportation Improvement Program
Dunwoody, GA – December 20, 2022 – The City of Dunwoody will receive $7.75 million in federal funding through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to support two projects that improve connectivity and safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The grants, which are part of the ARC’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), were announced last week.
Funding of $6.25 million was awarded for design and construction of Dunwoody’s Village Crossroads Project on Chamblee Dunwoody Road between Womack Road and Roberts Drive. The project seeks to transform Chamblee Dunwoody Road through the Dunwoody Village to create a more walkable and bike-friendly corridor, with wider sidewalks, enhanced lighting, a cycle path, and traffic-calming measures to reduce speed.
An additional $1.5 million was awarded to extend a 12-foot, shared-use path on Winters Chapel Road from its current ending point at Charmant Place southward to Peeler Road. A segment of the path crosses into Peachtree Corners, and the two cities are partnering to enhance mobility for the surrounding community in both cities.
“Dunwoody appreciates ARC’s continued support of bicycle and pedestrian projects that improve safety and mobility,” said Dunwoody’s Public Works Director Michael Smith. “Improving conditions for the most vulnerable road users has long been a point of emphasis for the City Council.”
The grants are part of ARC’s allocation of $235 million in federal funds for 77 transportation projects across metro Atlanta. The list includes 35 roadway improvements, 25 bicycle-pedestrian trails, eight transit projects, and nine planning studies. The projects require a local match of at least 20% and were selected through a collaborative solicitation process designed to meet the priorities of local communities and improve mobility in the Atlanta region. Applications for the funding were submitted in October 2021.