Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal listens in during the city's Feb. 5 retreat. (Photo Dyana Bagby)
Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal listens in during the city’s Feb. 5 retreat. (Photo Dyana Bagby)

Dunwoody City Manager Eric Linton walked City Council members through an hours-long presentation about goals the city is setting for 2016, including paving projects and ways to reach the public with information.

The council and several members of the city’s staff met at Staybridge Suites Atlanta Perimeter Center Feb. 5 to discuss goals for the year. Paving, a major plank of Mayor Denis Shortal’s campaign and one council members say they hear about from constituents on a regular basis, is expected to cover some 20 miles this year.

To date, there have been 80 miles of 304 miles paved, or 26 percent of roads, Linton said. The city will also continue to dedicate approximately $2.5 million annually to paving.

Other public works projects the city wants to accomplish in 2016 include:

• Complete design for sidewalk on Peeler Road and multi-use paths on Cotillion and Winters Chapel.

• Along the Hammond Drive corridor, a traffic analysis indicates a need to widen to six lanes between Peachtree Dunwoody and Ashford-Dunwoody. The city will be meeting with property owners in February to review the concept and a public information open-house is planned for late February or early March.

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.