Sandy Springs Spending $5 Million on Bike and Pedestrian Improvements

The Atlanta suburb is taking advantage of a state project on SR-400 to add bike and pedestrian infrastructure to three area bridges.

February 1, 2021, 11:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

Construction on the Georgia 400 / 285 Interchange

The Georgia Department of Transportation's evolving work on SR-400 will make space for bike and pedestrian improvements. | Alan Hettinger / Shutterstock

The city of Sandy Springs, north of Atlanta, will invest $5.9 million on bike and pedestrian improvements for three new bridges, reports Adrianne Murchison for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The bridges are part of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s $1.6 billion Ga. 400 Express Lanes project, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2022 and will add "16 miles of toll lanes on Ga. 400 and four bus rapid transit stations between the North Springs MARTA station and McFarland Parkway in Forsyth County. Bridges will be replaced at Pitts Road, Spalding Drive and Roberts Drive."

The city developed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state transit agency in order to add 10-12 foot multi-use, separated paths, bike lanes, pedestrian-oriented lighting, and safety features to the three bridges in their jurisdiction.

Thursday, January 21, 2021 in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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