Dunwoody proposes ramp to help ease traffic - CBS46 News

Dunwoody proposes ramp to help ease traffic

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The City of Dunwoody wants to help ease up congestion on Ashford-Dunwoody Road near Perimeter Mall. People living and working in the area face it daily.

"Just trying to get off Ashford-Dunwoody is a nightmare," Driver Lola Turman said. "You have to leave 20 to 30 minutes in advance just to get to the interstate."

Dunwoody's Public Works Director Michael Smith shows me their plan for the Westside Connector to help ease that.

It's a ramp off I-285 west that bypasses Ashford-Dunwoody by going over or under it. It would continue non-stop over to Perimeter Center Parkway.

""The biggest thing it does to help the traffic in the area is take pressure off the Ashford-Dunwoody interchange and the Hammond intersection," Dunwoody Director of Public Works Michael Smith said.

Drivers support the plan but do have some questions.

"I would wonder who is going to pay for it and how much it's going to cost," driver Keller Smith asked.

CBS46 Traffic Solutions reporter Vince Sims discovered this project could cost $20 to $30 million dollars.

"That's not something the city can fund by itself," Smith said. "We'd be looking for some federal or state transportation funding to help."

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