Dunwoody city officials have added segments of eight streets to the city’s sidewalk construction list.

City Council on April 1 unanimously approved a plan to add segments of Peeler Road, Dunwoody Club Drive, Tilly Mill Road, Happy Hollow Road, Perimeter Center East, Spalding Drive, Village Creek Drive and Mount Vernon Place to the list of roads needing sidewalks.

City Council members also said during their April 1 meeting that they want to speed up the construction of sidewalks on other streets, notably Hensley Drive and Mount Vernon Way. Public Works Director Michael Smith estimated moving forward would cost the city about $70,000 on Hensley and about $165,000 on Mount Vernon Way.

Councilman John Heneghan suggested that money that had been originally budgeted for use building a traffic circle at Vermack and Womack roads be redirected to sidewalks. “We are not going ahead with that roundabout this year,” he said.

Since the city’s plan was first adopted in 2010, the city has built or is building about seven miles of sidewalks, Smith wrote in a memorandum to the council. Another five miles was added to the list, he said.

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