ADVOCACY IN ACTION!
October 2022: We notified all of our members and supporters via email about the upcoming GDOT roundabout project and the proposed 10 month detour and asked for public comment. With your help, we recieved over 500 comments. Thank you!
November 2022: Piedmont Heights Business Alliance and the Piedmont Heights Civic Association personally spoke with our District 57 House Representative, Stacey Evans, and District 6 City Councilmember Alex Wan at our Annual Neighborhood Meeting on November 13th regarding our concerns about the 10 month detour impacting businesses and residents at the Monroe and Buford Spring Connector slated for 2024.
December 2022: Both organizations cowrote a letter expressing our concerns, suggestions and long standing impact on our community due to other infrastructure projects. READ THE LETTER HERE!
State Representative Stacey Evans and Distict 6 City Council Representative Alex Wan met with GDOT representatives in December 2022 to discuss their plans to install a roundabout at the entrance of Monroe Drive and Buford Highway Connector across from Fire Station 29. GDOT had recently solicited input from the community about this project, and many of you had voiced your concerns about the initial indications that the interchange would be completely shut down for 10 months during construction.
We are relieved to share with you that we received assurances that such an extended closure is now off the table. Instead, the construction will be staged in such a way that sections of the interchange will be closed for much shorter durations (needed due to the extensive site grading work that will be required). Additionally, we learned that this work is not slated to begin until mid-2024 as GDOT spends the bulk of next year in the design process.
Rep. Evans and Councilmember Wan will remain in close communication with their team and continue to share out all information on this project as received.