By Barbara Barber
with excerpts from Chamblee Post article by Renee’ Turner
Georgia’s Department of Transportation Commissioner, Russell McMurry, P.E., was the keynote speaker during Brookhaven’s & Chamblee’s joint-member June Chamber breakfast. Mr. McMurry spoke on key issues concerning current and future infrastructure GDOT projects, its H.E.R.O. unit program and traffic concerns impacting North Atlanta.
He shared details of GDOT’s Major Mobility Investment Program and underscored the capabilities of the Department that has some eleven (11) transportation projects including new express lanes on I-75, adding 10 new miles of I-85 creating more mobility, building a connected system for transit with I-285 and I-75 and widening I-285 in Gwinnett County. He also noted that the PCID (Perimeter Community Improvement Districts) gave GDOT a $10 million dollar check for the I-285/Georgia 400 project.
Two of the GDOT H.E.R.O.s (Highway Emergency Response Operators) were in attendance and demonstrated their H.E.R.O. units after the meeting. The 100+ crowd of Brookhaven and Chamblee Chamber members along with guests and city officials enjoyed one of the most elaborate breakfast buffets ever seen. Thanks to the Executive Chef Ken, Tim and the Sales and Marketing team at the brand new DoubleTree by Hilton. Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody.
Full article available: The Brookhaven Post.