Sandy Springs OKs street projects with Dunwoody

The Sandy Springs City Council has approved an intergovernmental agreement with Dunwoody to construct a sidewalk on Central Parkway, and add a northbound left-turn lane on Peachtree Dunwoody Road at Hammond Drive.

Dunwoody has oversight of the two projects, according to a Sandy Springs staff report. The cost to Sandy Springs will be $33,556 for the sidewalk, $115,000 for the turn lane and $48,000 for construction engineering and inspection services, for a total cost of $196,556.

The six-foot-wide concrete sidewalk would extend 700 feet from 7000 Central Parkway in Sandy Springs to Perimeter Center West in Dunwoody. Central is one of the last streets in the Perimeter business district without a sidewalk, and the project will provide a critical “last mile” connection to the Sandy Springs MARTA station, staff said.

The left-turn lane would be the second from northbound Peachtree Dunwoody to westbound Hammond, staff said. It would address intersection delays and improve operations.