A turtle guards the entrance to the Sandy Springs City Council chambers. The council recently approved acquiring land to to reconstruct the intersection of Roswell Road and Glenridge Drive. AJC FILE

Sandy Springs to acquire land for intersection project

The Sandy Springs City Council has approved acquiring land for the reconstruction of a busy intersection on Roswell Road south of Interstate 285.

The land acquisition is to ensure “a more appropriate intersection angle” at Roswell and Glenridge Drive, as well as adequate left-turn lanes northbound and southbound, according to a staff report accompany the Council agenda item. The cost of the right of way is estimated at $760,000.

The effort will involve the Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Council authorized the mayor to execute a contract with GDOT. “While there is no federal match for the right-of-way funds, federal funds are available in the construction phase of the project. Therefore, GDOT will have oversight and involvement in the right-of-way acquisition,” according to a staff report accompany the Council agenda item.

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