Brookhaven Road Crews May Be Tested Friday Morning
City officials say they are ready if winter weather impacts Brookhaven roads.
With Brookhaven preparing to make its first pothole repair at 1844 Dresden Drive at 11 am on Friday, road crews may get an early test if icy weather strikes the area.
In a Thursday afternoon email, District 2 City Councilman Jim Eyre told constituents the city is "planning for the worst and hoping for the best.
"As we take over road maintenance at midnight tonight, we may be tested early," Eyre said.
Brookhaven takes over its road repairs from DeKalb County at 12:01 am Friday, Jan. 18.
According to Richard Meehan, Brookhaven's privately contracted public works director, his department has coordinated with Dunwoody to get salt and sand in the event that roads need to be treated. He said he has also coordinated with Roadworx, the company that provides road services to Brookhaven, to have crews and equipment ready.
"We have a plan in place to handle what we are expecting for icing on the roads," Meehan said. "Based on the more detailed temperature and moisture forecasts we are monitoring and the fact that the ground will retain some of the warmth of the past week, we are not expecting much more than some possible icing on the bridges occurring overnight."
According to Brookhaven spokesperson Tisa Moore, plans call for pre-treatment of bridges on main thoroughfares such as Ashford Dunwoody, Johnson Ferry, Clairmont and North Druid Hills, after the rain has passed and before freezing temperatures hit.
Moore also said the city is coordinating with DeKalb County emergency services about any downed trees/road blockages.