City of Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs City Council Approves Mid-Block Crossing Pedestrian Safety Improvement Projects

May 7, 2024

During the City Council meeting on May 7, 2024, contracts were awarded for projects that aim to improve pedestrian safety around Sandy Springs. Two contracts with Vertical Earth were approved for separate projects in the city, including a mid-block crossing project on High Point Road, valued at $186,620.32, and a sidewalk project along Powers Ferry Road, valued at $187,916.97.

The Powers Ferry Road Sidewalk Project includes approximately 326 linear feet of sidewalk along Powers Ferry Road near the intersection of New Northside Drive. The project consists of a mid-block rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) crossing and a small gap-fill section of sidewalk near 6190 Powers Ferry Road.

The High Point Road mid-block pedestrian crossing will connect the east and west sides of High Point Road at Forest Hills Drive. The City plans to construct around 60 linear feet of sidewalk on the west side of High Point Road, including ADA ramps, a rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) on both sides of the road, a marked crosswalk, and a passive video detection system. The passive video detection system will allow for the RRFB to be activated by the presence of a pedestrian rather than using the signal button, allowing residents to safely utilize the crossing to attend Congregation Beth Tefillah.

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