Please note that information posted here is the most recent update provided by the city of Sandy Springs at the time of posting.
Some revisions in timeline, etc. have been made, though they have not been updated on the Sandy Springs project page.
We attempted to pull together the most accurate, up-to-date information available and will update this page as new info becomes available.
Why is this being done?
The current intersection is served by stop sign control on side street approaches, with travel speeds on Roswell Road too high for existing conditions.
Between 2014 and 2016, there were 27 accidents and 56 injuries reported related to this intersection.
The project is included within the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) program approved by voters in Sandy Springs and Fulton County as part of the T-SPLOST referendum passed in November 2016.
What will the Roswell road intersection look like?
Here is an artists rendering of the concept. Note that this could change slightly.
What is changing?
The project realigns the intersection and installs a traffic signal and turning lanes. Pedestrian foot paths, lighting and under ground utilities will also be updated.
It also provides access management in keeping with The Next Ten Small Area Plan for Roswell Road which calls for the development of functional boulevard areas.
Yes, the lane splitter that is currently in place will shift slightly to allow room for additional turning lanes and pedestrian traffic, forming a slightly thinner median on Grogans Ferry Road. That median will be replanted with 60+ trees, assorted shrubs, ornamental grasses and sod for a consistent, natural feel as you approach our neighborhood. Additional green space will be added on Roswell road, consistent with Sandy Springs landscape plans.