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Dangerous Dunwoody intersection scheduled for safety improvements

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Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Spalding Drive is a busy and notoriously dangerous intersection.

"The accidents here are not mild, they seem to be where people are injured," said Gale Powell, who lives in the area.

According to Dunwoody officials, in the last five years there have been 42 accidents at the intersection, many leading to serious injuries.

"Because of the layout of the intersection and because the southbound Spalding left turn onto Chamblee Dunwoody has a visibility problem, you are getting a lot of T-bone angle crashes and just about every one of those are resulting in injury when they do occur," said Michael Smith with the city of Dunwoody.

"I always hesitate when I am here because it is dangerous and you don't know what people are going to do," said Powell.

A few years ago a left turn signal was installed in an effort to solve the problem, but city officials say it didn't work. Now engineers are working on a more extensive fix.

"The main purpose of the project would be to add a turn lane to improve the visibility of the intersection," said Smith.

Although pleased that the problem will be addressed, some homeowners said safety starts with drivers.

"I'm sure they are all speeding. If everyone did what they were supposed to do, there would probably not be any accidents," said Jean Kennedy, a Dunwoody resident.

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