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There are more than 315 miles of roadways in the Sandy Springs local street network. Since incorporation in 2005, the City has paved more than 170 miles of those roadways. In addition, the City has completed more than 42 intersection improvement projects, install 32 miles of traffic fiber, and has 129 signals throughout the city under the control of its Traffic Management Center.

Insterstate I-285 and Georgia State Routes 400 and 9 (Roswell Road) also pass through Sandy Springs. These highways are maintained by the State. 

Maintaining our city's road, bridges, drainage structures and right-of-way is a priority and an ongoing program.

Current Road Projects

Use the map to view road projects currently underway in the Sandy Springs and click on the project title to view more information.  Our Road Work Advisory page contains a list of planned lane and road closures around the city. 

  • Mt. Vernon/Johnson Ferry Improvement Project

    Triangle Park map
    1. Address:Johnson Ferry Road
      Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    2. Capacity:N/A
    Amenities:
    Categories:
    1. Mount Vernon Highway Corridor
    2. Road Project
    3. TSPLOST Projects
    4. TSPLOST: Intersection Improvement
    5. TSPLOST: Traffic Efficiency

Upcoming Public Meeting 

The City of Sandy Springs will host a Public Information Open House on August 30, 2018, to share concepts developed to improve the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Mt. Vernon Highway.  The meeting will the provide the community the chance to review the concepts, ask questions, and provide input. Click here to view recent questions related to the project.  

The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. There will be a short presentation followed by the open house. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. The open house will be held at Sandy Springs City Hall, located at 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.   

The purpose of the project is to enhance safety, improve operational efficiency, reduce traffic accidents, and minimize congestion delays at the intersection.  The current configuration results in multiple turning movements, side-street spillover, insufficient turning lane capacity, and excessive congestion. 

Two grid alternatives are proposed, with both alternatives creating two separate east | west corridors that can operate independently of each other.  Sidewalks and enhanced pedestrian connectivity are also included in both plans.

The proposed improvements are included in the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) program approved by voters in Sandy Springs and Fulton County in a referendum passed in November 2016. 

Public Open House Presentation 8-30-18 Final

Project Description Public Meeting Handout

Project Letter Public Meeting Handout

Public Information Open House Meeting - held March 8, 2018

Materials at Public Meeting:

Display Boards:

Existing Conditions 1
Existing Conditions 2
Dual Roundabouts 
Full Grid
Compressed Grid

Handouts:

Project Letter
Comment Card
Project Description and Alternatives

 

Public Information Open House Meeting: The City of Sandy Springs will host two Public Information Open House meetings on March 8, 2018, regarding concepts developed to improve the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Mt. Vernon Highway.  The meetings offer the community a chance to review the concepts, ask questions and provide input. There will not be a formal presentation, but city representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

The first of these two meetings will be on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – noon. A second town hall meeting will be held that same day from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at B’nai Torah, 700 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs 30328.  Both meetings will provide the same information and displays.

The existing one-way alignment for westbound traffic on Johnson Ferry Road and eastbound traffic on Mt. Vernon Highway east of Roswell Road currently results in significant operational and congestion delays for motorists. 

Two alternatives are proposed. A dual roundabout alternative and grid network alternative. The grid network alternative consists of two separate east/west corridors that can operate independently of each other. The roundabout alternative consists of two roundabouts. The first roundabout is proposed east of Johnson Ferry Road, Mt Vernon Highway, and west of Boylston Road. The second roundabout is proposed east of the Mt. Vernon Towers entrance and west of the Sandy Springs Public Library.

Sidewalks and enhanced pedestrian connectivity to City Springs, neighborhoods, and retail are also included in the project plans.

The proposed improvements are included in the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) program approved by voters in Sandy Springs and Fulton County in a referendum passed in November 2016. 

 

Project Status

Summer 2018-preliminary design

Project Description: Improve traffic operations and provide pedestrian improvements in the Johnson Ferry Road and Mt. Vernon Highway corridors. The proposed projects installs two roundabouts. The first is recommended to be located west of the Johnson Ferry Road, Mount Vernon Highway, and Boylston Drive intersection. The second roundabout is planned for the intersection at Johnson Ferry Road, Mount Vernon Highway, and Mount Vernon Towers driveway. Sidewalks will be added to both sides of the roadway.

Handouts from April 2, 2015 Public Information Open House 
Introductory Letter
Project Description and History
Project Location Map
Aerial Map of Project Area
Comment Card

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Road Resurfacing

The 2015 Resurfacing Program includes improvements to 80 streets within the City. All work is conducted during daytime hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) except where noted.

Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trail Plan

Information from the public meetings and survey for citizens regarding the proposed Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trail Plan.

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