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Tucker seeks bids for Chamblee Tucker Road diet


Tucker seeks bids for Chamblee Tucker Road diet

Construction has begun on the Chamblee Tucker Road diet which will the lanes and add pedestrian infrastructure.

Tucker, GA — Time is up for speeding cars on Chamblee Tucker Road. The city of Tucker is now taking bids for 2 miles of construction on Chamblee Tucker, from LaVista Road to Tucker Norcross Road, which has become a major thruway for commuters.

The road diet plan includes asphalt patching, paving, curb and gutter, sidewalks, traffic signal installation and signage.

The goal of the road diet is to convert Chamblee Tucker Road from an arterial to a collector street by adding bike lanes, turn lanes and pedestrian signals to improve the safety of vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists, according to City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt.

A safety study conducted by VHB, the same firm who helped Tucker with its transportation master plan, analyzed vehicle speeds, crashes and safety of the Chamblee Tucker Road corridor from Tucker Norcross Road to LaVista Road.

Two safety improvement plans were presented by Tucker’s City Engineer Ken Hildebrandt in March. City Council approved spending $79,860 from SPLOST funds to create an engineering design in May.

Councilmember Noelle Monferdini said Chamblee Tucker Road has two schools, two parks and excessive speeding. Councilmember Anne Lerner added that in just the past few weeks cars have “obliterated” neighborhood signs along Chamblee Tucker Road including Brymond Acres, Wellington and at Tucker High School.

“I don’t want to accommodate a speedway for people who don’t live off that road, or don’t live in our community,” Lerner said of the cut through traffic from I-285.

Bids for the construction will remain open until Nov. 4, and the awarded contract will be presented at a City Council meeting. The city anticipates work being completed by mid-June of 2022.

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