Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A sinking draining grate on Dresden Drive caused serious damage to one driver's car.
Reader Byron Galway sent in this new installment of Wednesday Patch Watch – a sinking drainage grate on Dresden Drive near the new apartment construction. From Galway, who posted it to Brookhaven Patch's Facebook page: This isn't a pothole, per se, but just as damaging to a car (ruined an $800 wheel rim on my car). It is on Dresden, right in front of the new apt construction. The reader reported the issue to the city's public works department.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Looks like this stretch of sidewalk has been repaired. Thanks to those who did the work!
Last summer we called readers' attention to a stretch of sidewalk long Dresden Drive that was in serious disrepair. The sidewalk near Dresden and Bamby and Brookline had been virtually uprooted. The safety rail over the adjacent creekbed also was in disrepair. Well, on our way to cover Brookhaven's first-ever pothole repair last week, we saw where the sidewalk had been replaced and some very sturdy steel fencing had been placed over the bridge. Nice to see that this stretch of walkway along one of Brookhaven's busiest thoroughfares has been repaired. Thanks to those who did the work! Related Items: Patch Watch: Dresden Drive Near Bamby and Brookline Brookhaven Fills its First Pothole
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
One of the toughest right-hand turns in Brookhaven is also in need of some serious trash pickup.
I first made the right turn from Brairwood Road onto North Druid Hills (across from Brookhaven United Methodist Church) decades ago, in my grandfather's Oldsmobile 88 ... and promptly found the right rear tire dragging itself up onto the sidewalk. Over the years, I haven't gotten any better at making that turn. It's tough enough to make when the intersection is clear, and there's no margin for error when traffic is heavy. This intersection is one of the tightest right turns in Brookhaven or Chamblee. It's also one in dire need of some serious trash pick up, as these photos taken Tuesday, July 9, clearly demonstrate.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A sidewalk and guardrail above a creek looks to be in dire need of some TLC.
A reader called this spot to our attention: what appears to be a very dangerous location on Dresden Drive just west of South Bamby and Brookline Circle. This is a section of sidewalk that crosses over a small creek, near the Drupung Loseling Monastery. The safety rail is a great deal of disrepair, with "caution" tape lying on the ground. The guardrail also looks to be in dire need of replacement.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
We also have news coming out of Chamblee.
OK, so we're not going to take credit for any of this, but a Patch reader sent us this photo Monday morning. Last week, we featured the intersection of Windsor Parkway and Hermance Drive as being a spot that could use a little maintenance and care. Well, looks like someone (and we don't know if it was DeKalb County or one of the many dedicated and selfless volunteers who reside throughout Brookhaven Patch) did some major grass cutting and cleanup since then. Also, Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson tipped us off on this item. Seems as if the city's public works crews have been hard at work on the sidewalks on Harts Mill Road, from the city limits all the way up to Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. Since we don't have any "before" shots, it's hard to tell…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Here's a stretch of sidewalk that could use a little cleaning up.
A reader alerted Brookhaven Patch to a stretch of sidewalk near the Lynwood Park community that could use a little TLC. Sure enough, we found this corner of sidewalk at Windsor Parkway and Hermance Drive that is overgrown, sunken in and, all in all, in need of cleaning up.