Relief may soon be on the way for one of Brookhaven’s most oft-lamented intersections.
The intersection of Johnson Ferry and Ashford Dunwoody roads is frequently congested as an estimated 30,000 drivers travel through each day. The two major thoroughfares come together at a bottleneck before splitting again.
Brookhaven City Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams announced that the city is looking at a plan that would make traffic flow more quickly through that bottle neck by moving the median and restriping the road to add another lane of traffic.
“We think we can make some major improvements in moving the traffic,” Williams said.
Brookhaven officials are working with the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts on the plan.
An engineering firm selected by GDOT proposed building additional lanes, relocating traffic signals and adding new caution striping to the intersection.
The improvements would cost about $290,000. GDOT would foot the majority of the bill, with Brookhaven funding about a quarter of the total project cost.
The city would be responsible for relocating the utilities, which are currently in the median, Williams said.
“I’m quite optimistic,” Willliams said. “I think there’s going to be some relief on the way.”