How many times have you sat in your vehicle at the intersection of Mt. Paran and Randall Mill Roads and W. Conway Drive and thought, 'There must be a better way?' From 6-8 p.m. next Wednesday, January 18, you'll get a chance to answer that question. Renew Atlanta, a public works program, has asked residents to hear its plans and provide feedback for the intersection in a two-hour meeting at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Road. Enter through the church's Welcome Center and proceed to Building A, Williams Hall. Also on the agenda: Improvement plans for the intersection of Moores Mill and Howell Mill Roads.
The Mt. Paran-Randall Mill-W. Conway intersection clogs with rush-hour traffic twice a day, almost every weekday. It's a situation that could worsen as the Atlanta Braves move to nearby Cobb County in April and begin a schedule that includes 56 weekday home games.
Atlanta Councilmember and neighbor Yolanda Adrean has advocated the intersection upgrade since voters passed the $250 million Renew Atlanta bond package in March 2015. The Mt. Paran-Northside Citizens Association has supported the work, in addition to other traffic and vehicular safety efforts.
MPNCA pushed for the addition of a stop sign at the intersection of W. Conway and Conway Valley Road to make it easier and safer for the roughly three dozen homes on Conway Valley to turn onto W. Conway.
Traffic and vehicular safety seem to be a rising issue in our neighborhood. The volume of traffic and the high speeds of motorists draw a lot of attention on this website. A recent crash at the four-way stop on Northside Drive, Garmon and W. Garmon Roads could have ended tragically if neighbors had not pulled the driver from his burning car. The accident, along with others at the intersection of Northside, Harris Trail and Davis Drive, has focused attention on whether these Sandy Springs junctures need attention, too.
And residents who walk for exercise on winding streets such as Randall Mill complain frequently about the high speed and ill manners of motorists. As the MPNCA board begins its 2017 work, traffic will take its place high on the agenda.
hared with the MPNCA Members private group in General
The Mt. Paran~Northside Citizens Association is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization.