Powers Ferry and Heards Ferry Intersection Improvements

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Project Status-Under Construction

Background
o The new Heards Ferry Elementary School will have a maximum enrollment of 850 students.
o Currently, the intersection operates under all-way stop control and provides one lane in each approach.
o The current intersection Level-of-Service in the AM is D. It is expected to be F in 2015 without any improvements.

Project Description
The City of Sandy Springs proposes intersection improvements at Powers Ferry Road and Heards Road. This project is intended to address a change in traffic patterns from the Heards Ferry Elementary School relocation and improve traffic flow. Because the intersection is currently skewed, the eastbound approach will be realigned to intersect Heards Road/Powers Ferry Road at an 85 degree angle. The intersection will be widened with an eastbound left-turn lane and a southbound right-turn lane. If a signal is warranted, signals will be constructed with mast arms. Sidewalk connections on the south and west sides of the intersection will be maintained. The project is funded by City of Sandy Springs under T-7000 Intersection Improvement Program.

Handout from Public Information Open House 9-30-2014 

Project Reference Number #T-7229

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