Residents line up to view plans.

Sandy Springs resident Jamie McSwain says she’s concerned about the traffic a new school on Powers Ferry Road will bring.

“I work and live less than a mile away,” she said. “The good news is that I can walk to work if I need to, but a lot of people can’t.”

McSwain and her neighbors packed Temple Sinai on Sept. 30 to learn about the city’s proposed plans to alleviate traffic around the area once a new Heards Ferry Elementary is built.

The city is proposing intersection improvements at Heards Ferry Road and Raider Drive/Heards Creek Drive; Powers Ferry Road and Heards Road; Powers Ferry Road and Dupree Drive; and Interstate North Parkway and Riveredge Parkway. The projects are funded under the city’s intersection improvement program.

The new school will be located at 6151 Powers Ferry Road near Dupree Drive, and is a replacement for Heards Ferry Elementary on Heards Ferry Road. It is scheduled to open August 2015.

Click here for more on the city’s plans.

Ann Marie Quill

Ann Marie Quill is Associate Editor at Reporter Newspapers.