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Portion of Roswell Road Will Get Sidewalk Upgrades

The Sandy Springs City Council approved a contract to upgrade the sidewalk along Roswell Road from Northridge Road to Roberts Drive.

Credit: Patch file.
Credit: Patch file.

Sandy Springs residents will soon see a portion of a heavily traveled thoroughfare receive improved sidewalks. 

The Sandy Springs City Council approved a contract to upgrade two miles of sidewalks on Roswell Road between Northridge Road and Roberts Drive, according to a news release. 

The council during its meeting on Tuesday approved the contract with Georgia Development Partners LLC, which is slated to perform the work for $899,995.71.

The initiative is the second phase of the city's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Sidewalks Improvement Program. The project will install Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks, add pedestrian lighting and incorporate landscaping to go along with the city's Suburban Overlay District standards. 

The CDBG program is part of an urban redevelopment program, which began under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. CDBG is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through partnerships with city, county and state governments. 

The sidewalk improvements target Census-designated areas to improve access to commercial areas, public transit, parks and health services for residents.

Phase one was completed in 2012 on Roswell Road from Dalrymple Road to Northridge Road. 

The CDBG program also funded the sidewalk project on Hightower Trail, which was completed earlier this year. 

Construction along Roswell Road is expected to begin early summer, with completion planned for early spring 2015, weather permitting.

For more information, visit the city's website or call the Citizen Response Center at (770) 730-5600.

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