The intersection of Mount Vernon Highway and Sandy Springs Circle in Sandy Springs is reopen after almost two months of reconstruction work that snarled traffic and affected local businesses.

A photo of the newly reopened Sandy Springs Circle/Mount Vernon Highway intersection posted online by the city of Sandy Springs.

The city chose to completely close the intersection for two months rather than a partial closure for five months to get it over with sooner, officials have said. The main road work was completed a week early, according to a press release, though works on sidewalks and other details are still underway.

The work is focused on Sandy Springs Circle between Mount Vernon and Johnson Ferry Road and includes burying utilities for the city’s City Springs project. A major feature was lowering the grade of the intersection, which previously had a steep slope that limited visibility.

Mount Vernon between Sandy Springs Circle and Roswell Road will remain closed into the winter for similar road work and the construction of an extension of Blue Stone Road. For more information, see

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