Map depicts some of the many pieces of land in downtown Roswell that the city is assembling for a new intersection of Atlanta Street and Oxbo Road and a realigned Oxbo. CITY OF ROSWELL

Roswell OKs $1M in land buys for intersection work

The Roswell City Council has approved spending more than $1 million assembling land for a future downtown road project.

“The purchase for the various rights-of-way and temporary construction easements are necessary portions of a new signalized intersection on Atlanta Street and a realigned Oxbo Road,” according to a staff report to the council accompanying one of the transactions.

Recent purchases included $284,746 to Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church for land, permanent and temporary easements, and a clear vision area at 725 and 730 Pleasant Hill St.

Another $300,000 will go to acquire land at 20 to 50 Maple Street, a temporary construction easement, a stormwater easement, structures at the rear of 20 and 44 Maple, and the exchange of property at 44 Maple for 64 Maple.

Roswell also is spending $425,000 for land, a joint stormwater easement and three street accesses at 659 Atlanta St.; and $50,000 for 10 miscellaneous parcels in the area.

The acquisitions are being funded by the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax approved by Fulton County voters outside Atlanta in November 2016.

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