GDOT holding open house on LaVista Road intersection improvements

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 26, 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 second 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. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Beth Jacob, Atlanta, located at 1855 LaVista Road.

“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.

GDOT held a prior input meeting on Sept. 23. People unable to attend these meetings can send in written comments.

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

The deadline for written statements is Friday, Nov. 6.

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.”

GDOT’s website also includes this handout about the project, produced in 2014.

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