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County Greenlights Lavista Intersection Improvement

The county will contribute $500,000 of state money to improve the Lavista Road intersections with Oak Grove Road and Oak Grove Drive.

DeKalb County has agreed to dedicate $520,000 of state money to improve two intersections along Lavista Road in the Oak Grove community, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported yesterday.

Here's the short story:

DeKalb County has agreed to put $520,000 of state money into buying necessary right-of-way for an intersection improvement on a key county road.

The county will spend $700,000 of local sales tax money beyond the state transportation dollars on the Lavista Road intersections with Oak Grove Road and Oak Grove Drive.

Buying the land is the first step in a project that calls for a new alignment to make one intersection out of the two side streets, adding bike lanes and sidewalks and other work.

Once the land is bought, the county expects to bid the construction work in 2012, with completion in 2013.

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