To the editor:

Jan Rabinowitz
Cars waiting to turn left onto Glenridge from southbound Roswell Road. Sandy Springs resident Jan Rabinowitz says on a typical day, between 5-7 p.m., traffic is at a standstill in this area. She hopes City Council and the mayor take notice when discussing road improvements.

I am extremely upset to hear that Sandy Springs’ mayor and City Council are “determined to get the JLB project done,” and have been meeting to come up with taxpayer funding for the relocation of the Windsor Parkway/Roswell Road intersection. The only available funding I have seen referred to in city paperwork is being taken from other capital projects previously voted on.

It seems to me to be a slap in the face to existing residents south of I-285 to eliminate the Glenridge/Roswell Road intersection improvement, and use those funds for a development that is too dense for the area and will tremendously increase traffic. Along with the apartments planned for Glenridge Point/Johnson Ferry Road and the Lakeside redevelopment, the JLB/Core project will add significant car traffic to an area that is already clogged at peak traffic times.

Pictures from a recent Friday at about 5:30 p.m. show what happens on Roswell Road at Glenridge. Keep in mind that this is on a summer day, before a holiday, and a day with unusually light traffic.

Please note the line of cars waiting to turn left on Glenridge from southbound Roswell Road. Not only do they block anyone from turning left into the Round Hill Condominiums, they take up a good deal of the left traffic lane.

On a typical day, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., traffic is at a standstill on Glenridge, Johnson Ferry, Peachtree Dunwoody, and Roswell roads in every direction. I shudder to think what it will be like with the new JLB/Core project. Those of us living between Glenridge and Windsor Parkway off Roswell Road will basically be stuck in our homes!

Mayor and council members, please consider those of us who have been paying our taxes since before Sandy Springs was a city, and who want to retain our quality of life here. Please update the Glenridge/Roswell Road intersection before undertaking a realignment of Windsor Parkway/Roswell Road with our money.

Jan Rabinowitz