The city of Dunwoody has finalized an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with DeKalb County to create cooperative management and implementation efficiencies for several critical road and water infrastructure projects, says a press release from the city.

The agreement will help expedite and closely sequence construction of several large projects in the city and eliminate the potential for repeated disruption of roadways.

The IGA allows water main replacements and road repaving to be bid and contracted as one project and includes work planned for Mount Vernon Road between Ashford Dunwoody Road and Vernon Oaks Drive, Chamblee Dunwoody Road between Roberts Drive and Cambridge Drive and the Tilly Mill Road at North Peachtree Road intersection improvement project.

DeKalb County provides water and wastewater services to Dunwoody.  The county funded a capital program to replace aging asbestos cement water mains throughout the county, and a number of these water mains are located along roads and intersections that the city plans to repave or improve.

“The city and county have been working to coordinate city paving efforts with county plans for water main replacement so that the mains can be replaced prior to resurfacing of the roadway,” said Michael Smith, Dunwoody Public Works Director.  “By working in tandem with the county, the city can efficiently complete these projects so the identified roads and intersections will not have to undergo repeated construction disruptions over the span of several infrastructure upgrade projects.”

Under the terms of the IGA the city will advertise the bids, execute a contract for the project and be responsible for the management and cost of the paving, according to the press release.  The county will be responsible for overseeing and paying for the work associated with the water main replacement.