Smyrna residents with questions about the Concord Road Median and Streetscape Project can get answers at Wednesday’s informational meeting. The meeting is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brawner Hall, 3180 Atlanta Road.
Council Representatives from Wards 3, 4 and 6 will be on hand to answer questions in addition to project engineers and public safety officials.
At a recent Smyrna City Council meeting some residents of Forest Hills neighborhood expressed concern that the medians planned for Concord Road would close off their neighborhood and impact response times for police and firefighters.
Smyrna Fire Chief Jason Lanyon told Smyrna-Vinings Patch that the medians “were not a public safety issue” for the neighborhoods along Concord Road because of their proximity to two of Smyrna’s five fire stations. The two nearest stations are less than two miles away, he said.
This isn’t the first meeting held regarding the Concord Road Median and Streetscape Project, which is funded by the 2005 and 2011 SPLOSTs. Meetings about the projects were held on April 25, 2006; Aug. 29, 2006; and Nov. 15, 2006. Ward 6 Council Representative Wade Lnenicka said about 15 changes to the project were presented at the third meeting based on citizen input from the first two meetings including extra widening for dedicated U-turn lanes, realignment to reduce impact to the south side of Concord Road and the addition of dual right-turn lanes at King Springs Street.
However, Lnenicka agreed that an informational meeting about the project wasn’t a bad idea.
“There were several such meetings held as far back as 2004 and since then, but maybe not everyone was able to attend them,” he said in an email to constituents. “Also, some residents may have moved into the area since that time and were unaware of the project scope. Either way, I agree it is time to update the citizens about the project.”
Smyrna City Council voted last month to award the $6.8 million conrtact for the project to CW Matthews. Utility relocation should begin soon, but Smyrna's Public Works Director Scott Stokes said a start date has not yet been assigned.
Read more about the Concord Road SPLOST Project on Smyrna-Vinings Patch:
- SPLOST Issue Still Has Many Divided
- Concord Road Project Moving Ahead "Full Bore"
- Concord Road Project Still On Schedule for September Start
- Ward 4 Councilman Talks Concord Road, Atlanta Road at Meeting
- Concord Road Improvements Could Begin September 2012
- Smyrna City Council Awards Contract for Concord Road Improvements
- Concerns About Concord Road Turn Ugly at Smyrna City Council Meeting