Windsor Parkway Repairs

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PROGRESS updates:

March 12, 2016 - Crews complete repairs ahead of schedule, and Windsor Parkway reopens for vehicular traffic.

March 9, 2016 - A reminder: On Friday, March 11, City of Atlanta Watershed will interrupt water service while the COA contractor relocates water facilities in support of the Windsor Parkway realignment project. That interruption will occur between 1 am - 7 am.   

March 7, 2016  - A progress report on Windsor Parkway:  As you can see from the images below, our underground wall was completed over the weekend. With this shoring now in place, we are able to begin repairs on the surface of the road.

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March 5, 2016 - We are making lots of progress in building the shoring wall needed before Windsor Parkway can reopen. A look at work underway today.

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March 4, 2016 - City of Atlanta Watershed will be working in the Windsor Parkway area with a scheduled water outage to take place between 8 am - 11 am on Monday, March 7, 2016.   On Friday, March 11, water again will be interrupted while the city's contractor relocates water facilities in support of the Windsor Parkway realignment project. That interruption will occur between 1 am - 7 am.   

March 4, 2016 - Temporary speed cushions were added on Dalmer. These will be removed once Windsor Parkway has reopened.

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March 2, 2016 - Building the underground wall is underway.

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March 1, 2016 - 20-foot re-enforced beams began being installed at the site. The installed beams will form a framework to build an underground wall needed to shore the road. 

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Background:

Activity at Windsor Parkway involves two separate projects within that area.

  • Windsor Parkway Intersection Improvements (T-0045)
    • The project corrects a significant intersection skew angle and improves service delivery at the intersection of Windsor Parkway and Roswell Road.
    • Baldwin Construction is the contracting company.
  • Stormwater Detention Project
    • The project constructs a new retention facility.
    • Summit Construction Company is the contracting company.

These two projects are linked together as the alignment project includes a drainage pipe which feeds directly into the detention facility.  

 

Timeline Associated with the Road Closure:

 

  • January 15, 2016: Windsor Parkway at Jolyn Place was closed due to structural integrity issues of the road, directly related to the stormwater detention construction.  
  • February 3, 2016: The City provided the contractor with written notice to 1) shore the road and get it reopened, and 2) complete the drainage detention work. 
  • February 12, 2016: The City issued the contractor letters notifying it that the City would perform the shoring and repair of Windsor Parkway. 
  • Feb. 22, 2016: The City announced that it secured a contractor to make needed road repairs.  The incoming contractor will brace the road as needed to enable the road to reopen to vehicular traffic as well as allow construction of the stormwater facility to continue. 
  • February 24, 2016:The City updated the impacted neighborhoods on the status of the project and repairs during a meeting held that evening.  As a result of that meeting:
    • temporary speed cushions will be added on Dahlmer Road. These will be removed when Windsor Parkway is reopened. 
    • SSPD & Citizens on Patrol will provide traffic control during peak a.m. and p.m. hours at both Meadowbrook @ Roswell Rd and Franklin @ Roswell Road.
    • SSPD has been asked to be diligent against those who fail to stop fully at marked stop signs.
    • The Road Closure signs on Windsor Parkway were more firmly secured.  

 

What Happens Next:

  • The City has taken over the repair of the road failure.  The current plan is to hire a contractor through emergency procurement to secure (shore) and repair the road, enabling the road to reopen as quickly as possible. On Feb. 22, 2016 the City announced that it has secured a contractor to make needed road repairs.  The incoming contractor will brace the road as needed to enable the road to reopen to vehicular traffic as well as allow construction of the stormwater facility to continue.

     

  • It is anticipated that repairs to the damaged road should be completed to enable a mid-April re-opening (weather permitting).  

     

  • The work related to the Windsor Parkway alignment project will continue as planned. The current goal is to shift the traffic onto the new roadway alignment by early April, pending the completed work of re-stabilizing the failed roadway section.  If, at that time, the detention facility is not completed, the City is investigating alternatives to provide appropriate drainage to allow the intersection project to continue to proceed.

     

The Road Will Remain Closed:

The closure at Windsor Parkway and Jolyn will remain in place until appropriate shoring is in place and stability of the road in a safe manner has occurred. The current reopening estimate is mid April.  Sandy Springs Police and the City’s Citizens on Patrol will assist with traffic control in that area during weekday peak travel times, and will provide additional support when needed.

 

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