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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.

Interstate 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.  This link takes you to the list of roadways scheduled for resurfacing and patching as part of the Fiscal Year Budget. 

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. 

Project Status (Winter 2020): Concept design is underway. 

February 26, 2020 Public Meeting Materials

Handout

Comment Card

Project Description and Information

Meeting Presentation

Proposed Concept Design

Meeting Displays

Concept Design Rendering Video: https://youtu.be/-9JP5bJkYKo

Roundabout Video: https://youtu.be/Wz83iVT3V1E

Final Traffic Engineering Report - 2019

You can provide comments on this project by Friday, March 13, 2020 in one of several ways:

Email comments to: communications@sandyspringsga.gov

Mail your comment card (link above) to: City of Sandy Springs, c/o Hammond Drive Improvements, Public Works Department, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Public Meeting:

The City of Sandy Springs is hosting two (2) Public Information Open House meetings regarding improvements planned for Hammond Drive on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The sessions will provide the community with an opportunity to provide input on the proposed alternatives. There will be a short presentation, followed by the Open House.

The first of the two Open House meetings will be on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 11 am - 1 pm. A second meeting will be held that same day from 6 pm - 8 pm. Both meetings will provide the same information and displays and will take place at Sandy Springs City Hall, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

The improvements planned will impact Hammond Drive from Roswell Road to Glenridge Drive. Currently, Hammond Drive experiences severe congestion and queuing of traffic, especially during peak commuting hours. The current and growing traffic demand along Hammond Drive has also led to an increase in neighborhood cut-through traffic, and adversely impacts adjacent roadways.

This portion of Hammond Drive also lacks sidewalks and marked crosswalks, does not adequately accommodate MARTA, and presents challenges in terms of visibility for motorists and pedestrians. The conceptual design proposes to improve safety and operational efficiencies and will include multi-use paths, sidewalks, landscaping, pedestrian lighting, and intersection enhancements.

Project Description

The project limits are Hammond Drive from Roswell Road (State Route 9) to Glenridge Drive. The scope of work includes developing concepts for the widening of Hammond Drive with associated operational improvements to intersections along the corridor.  The goals of this project are to improve safety, mobility, and improve pedestrian/bicycle access, and 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

February 20, 2019 Project Input Meeting

The City of Sandy Springs hosted a Neighborhood Input Meeting for the Glenridge-Hammond HOA on Feb. 20, 2019, at City Springs. Approximately 100 neighbors attended. Participants considered two questions about a possible road project involving Hammond Drive between Glenridge Road and Hammond Drive: What are your concerns about a project that would redesign Hammond Drive? And what could be done to make this project a neighborhood asset?

A meeting with the general public will be held at a later date.

Report from February 20, 2019 Project Input Meeting: Hammond Drive Corridor Project Neighborhood Meeting Report

Project History

2009: A fact finding Public Information Open House (PIOH) was held on April 13, 2009. An informational handout was presented to attendees. 

2015: Mayor and Council were updated on the project during its meeting on January 6, 2015.

2016: The City Council approve inclusion of Phase 1: Complete design for Hammond Drive to include 4 lanes with sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and transit lanes and acquire right-of-way. as part of the proposed T-SPLOST project list. Prior to voting on approval of the list, the Council was provided an update on a Traffic Study conducted.  The presentation and supporting study are below.

Hammond Drive Traffic Study Presentation_6-7-2016rev

Hammond Drive Traffic Study_2016-06-13

 

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Road Resurfacing

Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trail Plan

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

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