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DeKalb Industrial road work

From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "DeKalb Industrial Way to Experience Periodic Shutdowns. The roadway may be shut down between now and April 20 from North Decatur Road to Lawrenceville Highway while a high-pressure gas line is installed...." [Read more.]

Traffic alert: Haygood Drive closed to through-traffic Nov. 30 p.m.-Dec. 1 p.m.

From Emory: Haygood Drive closed to through-traffic Nov. 30 p.m.-Dec. 1 p.m.  Due to work on the Health Sciences Research Building bridge, Haygood Drive will be completely closed to through-traffic at the Ridgewood and Haygood Drive intersection beginning Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m.  Traffic to the Center for Rehab Medicine and Emory Children’s Center loading docks will be permitted.  Visitors accessing Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s parking deck also will be permitted.  Detour signage will be posted. Shuttle service will not be impacted.

Atlanta Marathon road closures

From commissioner Jeff Rader: ATTENTION! Road closures this weekend! Road Closures This Weekend on October 28 for The Atlanta Marathon. The Atlanta Marathon is a fall tradition in the South. The annual event attracts runners from all over the US. For those not participating in the event, there are opportunities to take part in the festivities by cheering on the participants. Cheering stations will be set up on Shepherds Lane, the intersection of LaVista Road @ Brookforest Drive and in front of Showcase. Feel free to set up your own cheering stations along the route.

Traffic alert: pipeline replacement at Haygood, N Decatur, Clairmont

From Emory: Between Oct. 17 (today) and Nov. 6, Atlanta Gas Light will continue its natural gas pipeline replacement project – a non-Emory project that will produce lane closures and affect traffic on Haygood Dr., North Decatur Rd. and Clairmont Rd.   Most of the replacement work will occur in the evening and overnight with the exception of Saturday work on North Decatur Rd.  The construction schedule is as follows:

Traffic alert: events in/around Emory

From Emory: Friday DHHS homecoming; Saturday Winship run.

Desmond Drive resurfacing project

We emailed Dave Pelton at the county transportation office to ask about scope and timetable.  Here is his response: "This is resurfacing work from Clairmont Road to Willivee Drive.  It’s being done by CW Matthews working under a GDOT contract.  If the weather holds up, I’m told it should be completed this Friday."

Lane closures North Decatur Rd for 7-8 weeks

From Emory: "To the Emory Community: Beginning Monday, July 23, Atlanta Gas Light will be working on its pipeline replacement project on North Decatur Road, between Clairmont Road and Haygood Drive.  Replacement work will be carried out between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and is projected to last for 7 to 8 weeks. Up to two lanes may be closed at any given time. Work requiring lane closures will follow DeKalb County traffic control guidelines with signage, cones and flaggers to assist traffic flow. Cliff shuttle routes will not be impacted by this project.

North Druid Hills Road accidents prompt inquiry

From "DeKalb neighbors want action on dangerous strip of road," by Tony Thomas.  ".... The residents say there are just too many accidents on North Druid Hills Road between North Valley Drive and North Druid Hills Circle.  The residents have even created a website called to highlight their plight and put pressure on the county to act.... County spokesman Burke Brennan offered some hope in an emailed statement to Thomas.

Traffic Alert: Clairmont Rd lane closures May 16

From Emory: DeKalb County residents and the Emory community have been informed that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has given permission for the railroad to close one lane in each direction on Clairmont Road between North Decatur and Starvine for repairs to the RR bridge.  The lane closure is scheduled to begin May 16 at 9:00 a.m., and reopen the evening of May 17. For questions about GDOT activities, go to or call 404-631-1990.

Cyclist struck, killed on N Decatur at Willivee 4/30/12

From the AJC: Bicyclist struck on North Decatur Road, By Mike Morris and John Spink, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 8:36 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2012.   Police were on the scene of an accident on a busy Decatur thoroughfare Monday morning in which a bicyclist was hit by a pickup truck.   The cyclist was struck before 6:30 a.m. on North Decatur Road at Willivee Drive.  [Read more at

From the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: A man on a bicycle was struck by a truck and killed early Monday morning at North Decatur Road and Willivee Drive in Decatur.  Tim Hatcher, the assistant Decatur fire chief, said the man was pronounced dead at DeKalb Medical.  [Read more at ]

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