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Traffic Alert : Movie crew on Clifton Road

From Emory: To Members of the Emory Community: Emory has been notified by DeKalb County that a movie crew will be filming on location at 797 Clifton Road beginning tomorrow (Friday, April 13) through April 21. The film location is well south of North Decatur Road, between Ponce de Leon and East Clifton near Fernbank. The production includes three 40-foot trucks and one 25-foot truck, and delays during morning and evening rush hours will be unavoidable despite the presence of police officers to direct traffic.

Traffic Alert: AGL Pipeline Project

From Emory: Atlanta Gas Light is undertaking a pipeline replacement project through August---a non-Emory project that will produce one-lane closures in the Emory area including Clifton, Houston Mill and North Decatur roads. Replacement work will occur during daytime and evening hours and, where possible, AGL will install the pipe outside of the roadway along the public right-of-way. Any work requiring a lane closure will follow DeKalb County traffic control guidelines with signage, cones and flaggers to assist traffic flow. AGL is coordinating with the Emory to minimize inconveniences to commuters and to avoid work during commencement activities. 

N Druid Hills Rd nr Briarcliff road widening project

From county spokesman Burke Brennan via Cribbs, Jonathan. “County Addresses North Druid Hills Road Construction.” North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch, 3/13/12: "The project will widen North Druid Hills Road from Briarcliff Road to Woodcliff Drive in order to extend the left-turn lane to Briarcliff Road southbound. North Druid Hills Road will also be widened from Briarcliff Road to the west, toward Interstate 85, in order to provide a third westbound receiving lane for the double left turn lane from Briarcliff Road northbound. Briarcliff Road will also be widened to provide an additional southbound through lane from North Druid Hills Rd to Sheridan Drive. The project is expected to ease traffic congestion and reduce delays for drivers who use this intersection every day. In addition, new ADA compliant sidewalks, upgraded traffic signals, and crosswalks will enhance the safety of pedestrians who pass through the area. Funding for the project comes from revenue from the 2005 bond referendum for infrastructure projects. Construction is estimated to take approximately 15 months at a cost of approximately $2.6 million. The contractor for the project is Desmear Systems, Inc." [read more]

Traffic Alert: Publix Georgia Marathon March 18

From Emory: To the Emory Community:  The annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon will take place this Sunday, March 18, 2012 beginning at 7:00 a.m. from Centennial Olympic Park. As in previous years, part of the marathon route runs from downtown Decatur along Clairmont Road, on North Decatur Road heading towards Emory, and briefly on Clifton Road and Fishburne Drive. Runners exit Emory’s campus via Dowman Drive. Travelers on these roads should expect lane closures and possible delays until approximately noon on Sunday.

Traffic Alert: Haygood Drive in March

From Emory: Haygood Drive from Andrews Circle at Druid Hills High School to Clifton Road will be closed the weekends of March 9 and 23 from:

• 7 p.m., Friday, March 9 through 6 a.m., Monday, March 12• 7 p.m., Friday, March 23 through 5 a.m., Monday March 26

Traffic Alert: Gas Pipeline Project around Emory

From Emory:  This month Atlanta Gas Light began a pipeline replacement project---a non-Emory project that will produce one-lane closures in the Emory area including Clifton, Houston Mill and North Decatur roads––that will last through August.

DeKalb restricts parking in Emory Village

From the AJC: By April Hunt, Tuesday, November 15, 2011: DeKalb County is installing hourly parking near Emory Village in a bid to encourage more visitors in the area. The county will restrict parking to one hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays on North Decatur and Oxford roads near the commercial strip. Signs detailing the change will be up soon. The restrictions come just months after the county installed a traffic roundabout in the area, to ease traffic around the busy intersections.  Read More.

Sunday Traffic Alert: Atlanta Marathon Street Closings

From Emory communications office: On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 30 the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay course will pass through the Emory area affecting traffic from approximately 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  The streets and intersections that will be affected include:

New Emory Village roundabout safety tips

From Emory Report: The new roundabout in Emory Village is allowing vehicular traffic to flow slowly but smoothly through the busy North Decatur Road, Oxford Road and Dowman Drive intersection, which was once a five-point intersection and lengthy traffic light.  But the new traffic patterns – for motorists, cyclists or pedestrians – have raised questions about who yields to whom, and who has the right of way.  With pedestrian safety in mind, Emory is sharing safety tips for navigating a roundabout (PDF) from PEDS, an Atlanta-based pedestrian advocacy organization.  [Read more]

Traffic advisory for Emory entrance at Dowman Drive

Beginning this weekend, Campus Services will perform work to change the shape of the granite cubs and gores (triangles) at the Dowman Drive roundabout.  Please note the following road closures necessary for the work (see attachments for maps).

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