Sandy Springs city officials want to spruce up the Roswell Road bridge across I-285 to welcome drivers to the city.
Mayor Eva Galambos said the city has hired a Boston-based landscape architect to design the new “gateway” to the city. City officials hope the project can be completed by next spring, she said.
“The gateways into Sandy Springs should make a statement,” Galambos told members of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club during their July 15 meeting. “We keep them clean, but we want to do more.”
Later that week, she told members of the Sandy Springs Kiwanis Club that the design of the gateway bridge would incorporate elements referring to the Chattahoochee River and to forests, two elements of the city logo.
“The most important [entrance to the city] is I-285 and Roswell,” Galambos told the Kiwanis Club members during their July 18 meeting. “We’re not going to plant all sort of little shrubs. It will incorporate, along the bridge, a vision of the river. We want to replicate the logo.”