Some of the speed limits around City Springs are set to change.
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Sandy Springs set to get speed limit changes, expanded school zones

Sandy Springs drivers might want to keep an eye out for new speed limit signs.

The Sandy Springs City Council on Tuesday approved reducing the speed limit along six roads.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety is expected to certify the new speed limits later this year, said city spokeswoman Sharon Kraun.

There was some pushback on the city’s Facebook post announcing the changes.

“Sandy Springs is making itself less and less appealing to drive to for anything with these kinds of changes ... These changes are absolutely ridiculous,” one comment read.


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Kraun said the new numbers come from city staff studies showing how fast people are actually going on the roads.

Many of the roads are around City Springs, the $229 million complex that holds City Hall along with a performing arts center.

Kraun said City Springs was built to be easy and safe for walkers — and lowers speeds will help.

Here are the roads and the proposed changes:

• Allen Road, from Roswell Road to Lake Forrest Drive; a change from 35 mph to 30 mph 

• Boylston Drive, from Mount Vernon Highway to Hammond Drive; a change from 35 mph to 30 mph 

• Hilderbrand Drive, from Sandy Springs Circle to Boylston Drive; a change from 35 mph to 25 mph 

• Mount Vernon Highway, from Lake Forrest Drive to Johnson Ferry Road; a change from 35 mph to 25 mph 

• Northwood Drive, from Roswell Road to Lake Forrest Drive; a change from 35 mph to 30 mph 

• Sandy Springs Circle, from Roswell Road to Mount Vernon Highway; a change from 35 mph to 25 mph


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The City Council also OKed recommendations to create or expand multiple school zones, including:

• A new school zone at Glenridge Drive and an expanded zone east on Mount Vernon Highway both for Cumberland Academy of Georgia

• A new school zone on Powers Ferry Road for Heards Ferry Elementary

• A new school zone on Spalding Drive and an expanded zone south on Roberts Drive both for The Davis Academy

The exact changes are explained online starting on page 100 of the city’s agenda packet.


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