GDOT seeks input on adding left turn lanes at LaVista Road intersection

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 22, 2015
GDOT wants to add left turn lanes to the portion of LaVista Road that intersects with Biltmore Drive. Photo source: Google Maps

GDOT wants to add left turn lanes to the portion of LaVista Road that intersects with Biltmore Drive. Photo source: Google Maps

The Georgia Department of Transportation is holding a public input meeting about a proposal to add left turn lanes on LaVista Road to Biltmore Drive.

The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Intown Community Church, located at 2059 Lavista Road Atlanta, GA, 30329.

“The proposed project also includes upgrading the signals to be more pedestrian friendly and constructing ADA compliant sidewalks,” Xavier James, Georgia DOT Project Manager, said in a press release. “The intersection improvements are expected to reduce traffic congestion. We encourage residents who are interested in learning more about the proposed project to attend the open house and give their input.”

Here is the project description published on GDOT’s website.

The proposed project would construct left turn lanes on SR 236/Lavista Road at Biltmore Drive. A dedicated right turn lane would also be constructed on eastbound Lavist Road. The project limits extend from approximately 600 feet west to 400 feet east of the intersection on Lavista Road, for a total length of 1,000 feet (0.189 mile). Limits on Biltmore Drive would include only those areas to improve turning radii and taper to the existing typical section.

The website also includes this project handout produced in 2014.


There will be GDOT staff and engineers available at the meeting to field questions. There will also be a follow-up open house on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Interested parties can also send in a written statement, due Oct. 7.

Written statements should be mailed to:

Ms. Hiral Patel, P.E.

State Environmental Administrator

Georgia Department of Transportation

600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor

Atlanta, Georgia 30308

To view the project online, click here.  GDOT says, “From the menu, select the county where the proposed project is located; select SR 236/Lavista Road @ CR 1359Biltmore Drive; click Comment and follow instructions to leave a comment.”

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  • SB

    I lived on Biltmore from almost 3 years through mid-2012 – this should definitely happen….. although it would increase traffic even more on Biltmore which needs speed humps so do that at the same time.

    • Steve

      and since you do not live there now, you are happy to have more traffic these? What about your ex-neighbors who walk to churches, synagogues, schools?

  • SF

    Did anyone notice that no one from the Jewish Community surrounding this intersection was in attendance? Did anyone realize that it was the holiest day of the Jewish Calendar? This is the largest concentration of Jewish Families between Baltimore and Florida….. No one noticed?

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