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Sandy Springs Prioritizes Roadway Safety Improvements Along Roswell Road

May 5, 2022

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (May 5, 2022) — The City of Sandy Springs is proactively working to enhance roadway safety along State Route 9, more commonly referred to as Roswell Road, which is one of the most traveled roads in Sandy Springs.

One area identified is the intersection of Roswell Road and Grogans Ferry Road and the surrounding corridor. Over a three-year period from 2014-2016, there were 67 accidents within the project corridor, including 27 accidents at this intersection. Roadway safety improvements began in March 2021 and significant milestones have been achieved since construction started.

Ongoing improvements include:

  • A new multi-use path on Grogans Ferry to provide residents a safe path of travel from the intersection back to the residential areas.
  • The eastbound traffic lanes on Grogans Ferry have been paved and the stormwater drainage system installation is nearing completion.
  • On both sides of Roswell Road, new 6-foot-wide sidewalks have been constructed and the curb level has been raised. Travel lanes are also being widened from 10.5 to 11 feet to adhere to modern safety standards.

The project will also install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Roswell Road and Grogans Ferry Road along with realigning Grogans Ferry. Additionally, the installation of landscaped raised medians will increase safety by providing access management to reduce left turn movements onto Roswell Road. The expected project completion date is winter 2022.

In addition to these improvements, Sandy Springs has many ongoing plans, studies and projects focused on safety improvements along the Roswell Road corridor spanning from Dunwoody Place to the City’s southern border. The information gathered from the Roswell Road Access Management Study will be used to finalize a plan that will include a phased list of projects, cost, and other implementation guidance to help the City identify short-term and long-term solutions along Roswell Road.

For more information, please visit us online at www.sandyspringsga.gov, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600. Follow breaking news and traffic alerts on Twitter and Facebook.

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Media Contact:
Jason Fornicola, Communications Director
jfornicola@sandyspringsga.gov
770.206.1473

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